Putin signed a decree on celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Novodevichy convent

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the celebration in 2024 of the 500th anniversary of the Novodevichy convent, the text of the relevant document published on the Kremlin website.

«In connection with the executable in 2024, the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Novodevichy convent (Moscow) decide to accept the offer of the Government of the Russian Federation on the celebration in 2024 500 anniversary of the founding of the Novodevichy convent», — stated in the text of the document.

The government of Russia was instructed to establish the organizing Committee on preparation and celebration of and approve its composition and to ensure the development and approval of the plan of main measures on preparing and holding the celebration.

In addition, the bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation recommended to participate in the preparation and celebration of the 500 anniversary of the founding of the Novodevichy convent.

The decree comes into force from the day of its signing.

The monastery on the South-West of Moscow was founded in 1524 in honor of the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God, in gratitude for the conquest of Smolensk in 1514 during the Russian-Lithuanian war. The architectural ensemble of the monastery and the example of Moscow Baroque is under protection of UNESCO.

Cathedral Church of the Novodevichy convent built on the model of the assumption Cathedral of the Kremlin and is one of the significant monuments of ancient Russian art in Moscow. The walls and towers of the monastery was built in XVI-XVII centuries In the monastery Cathedral are buried the representatives of the Royal and princely families, including the great Princess Sophia Alekseyevna, Regent of Russia 1682-1689.

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