Sergiev Posad town, Moscovskaya OblastSergiev Posad is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Moscow. Despite the fact that I have been to this town several times, to my surprise, I still have no photo or video materials of the past years.
The history of the town is connected with St. Sergius of Radonezh, a recluse, who lived in this place in the 14th century and built the Holy Trinity church on the Makovets Hill. Then, a monastery appeared there, and the area around it got populated. About 450 years later, according to the decree of Catherine II dated March 22, 1782, all settlements in this place have been merged into Sergiev Posad town.
In 2014, Russia celebrated the 700th anniversary of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. To celebrate the round date, hundreds million rubles were spent for the reconstruction and decoration of the town, and Sergiev Posad became much prettier.
In several pages, you can see a photo-sketching made in August, 2014. In the future, it will be complemented, anyway.