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General Monuments

Memorial Stone of Strastnoy Nunnery

Memorial Stone of Strastnoy Nunnery

ountry: Russia

Locality: Moscow

Nearest metro station: Pushkinskaya

Established: 2012




Memorial Stone of Strastnoy NunneryA memorial stone in honor of Strastnoy Nunnery it is an irregular shape stele from Karelian granite. On the stele there is engraved image of the monastery. Above the monastery there is image of the Holy Mother of God icon with the Orthodox cross.

Under the image there is a memorial inscription: Here was Strastnoy Nunnery in honor of the Holy Mother of God icon. The monastery was founded in 1654 and destroyed in 1937. In memory of the Strastnoy Nunnery and 200th anniversary of the first Liturgy in the monastery in honor of the liberation of Moscow from Napoleon troops in 1812.

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Creation history

Idea of the memorial stone was born more than ten years ago. Just in 2012 the memorial stone was established on the place where the main entrance to the monastery was. Also there is idea to rebuild the monastery.

How to find

Go to metro station Pushkinskaya and exit to the theater Russia. In the square in front the theater behind the monument to Alexander Pushkin you will find the memorial stone of Strastnoy Nunnery. Pushkinskaya Square building 2.