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You have already seen my recent photos with this church, but I decided to upload on more picture, which, I think, looks pretty impressive and I like it very much. Ok, here is the church of St. George which was built on Poklonaya Gora where the memoral complex "Victory Park" was finished at mid 90s.

Poklonnaya Gora, or the Hill of Respectful Salutation (direct translation is Low Bow Hill) occupies a special place in the history of Moscow. The 19th century Moscow historian Ivan Zabelin described Poklonnaya Hill as “the most memorable place in the Russian history”, a truly sacred area. If translated literally, the word “Poklonnaya” derives from “poklon” or “bow”, a Russian gesture to pay respect to a person or object of high reverence. Poklonnaya Hill served a good stopover place for travelers and played host to foreign guests. There is a legend that Napoleon stood at this hill and waited for moscovites to bring keys of Moscow. But instead of that he just saw the Great Moscow Fire of 1812. Citizens left the town and burned it before enemies will come in.

Nowadays The Memorial Complex on Poklonnaya Hill reflects the Great Patriotic War as the tragedy of many peoples, which is particularly relevant for Russia with its numerous nationalities and confessions. That’s why part of the Victory Park is the Orthodox Church of Great Martyr and Victory Bearer St.George, the patron of Moscow.

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