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Kursk Korenaya Pustyn

Коршунов Егор Евгеньевич
МОУ «Гимназия №44»
10 «А» класс
Учитель – Елагина Юлия Анатольевна

There are a lot of attractions in our region, but the most famous one is Kursk Korenaya Pustyn. It is situated thirty kilometers away from Kursk. It was founded in the year 1597 in the place where the Icon of Our Lady of the Sigh was found. Now this icon is a guide of the Russians abroad. It is one of the main shrines of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad It was brought away from our country in 1920 and now it is kept in New York. It travels the globe every year where the Orthodox Christians are. The icon comes to Kursk one time a year to take part in the annual Crucession. Every day hundreds of people from different regions of Russia visit Kursk Korenaya Pustyn. Some of them come as tourists for whom it is a unique historical attraction, but most of them are pilgrims. Foreign delegations also come there. People go to Korenaya Pustyn to visit the sacred place and to take water from the holy spring.
Kursk Korenaya Pustyn is one of the most world’s treasured sites. It is the third Russian ecclesiastical centre after Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius and Serafimo-Diveevsky Monastery. Besides the monastery itself and Nativity Church you can see the historical cultural centre “Korenaya Pustyn”, the historical memorial museum “Command Post of the Central Post’, etc.
To sum up, Kursk Korenaya Pustyn is the site which is worth visiting.


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