Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Heebee Post #949 - Eduard Egorov - Alexandrov, Vladimirskaya region - Russia

 A Kremlin is a fortified central complex found in historic Russian cities.  Most folks think of that word to mean the most famous Kremlin in Moscow, but there are many along the vast Russian countryside.  The Alexandrovsky Kremlin fist began as a country palace for the Tsar and his entire court in the middle of the 14th century.  Although the palace did not survive, the Pokrovsky Cathedral that was also there in the Kremlin, did. The Cathedral was sanctified in 1513 and thus marks the official date of the Kremlin's origin - 500 years ago!  Ivan the Terrible moved into the Fortress in 1565 and had it even more fortified.  It was from the Alexandrovsky Kremlin that the Tsar received ambassadors from Europe,  Denmark, Sweden, Austria, etc.  The Tsar left the Kremlin in 1581 and never returned.
Eduard's Mail Art project is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of this famous Kremlin village. I very much enjoy historical projects such as this one and shall be soon creating something for Eduard's call. All works will be posted at: Alexandrov Kremlin Mail Art.  Deadline: 07/31/2013.   Thank you very much Eduard and see you in the mail!

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