Sergiev Posad, Russia
Sergiev Posad, the sacred place for believers
When twelve cells were built, the Reverend surrounded them with a high wooden fence. Gradually, the peasants living near the monastery formed a village. In 1782 the suburbs and villages were named “Sergius” Posad (settlement). The people of Posad were engaged primarily in servicing the pilgrims. Near the monastery the hotels, almshouses, shops, apartment houses, etc. were built. I
n 1919 the city became known as Sergiev, and in 1931 it was renamed Zagorsk after the revolutionary V.M. Zagorsky. In 1991 the city was returned its original name.
Today, Sergiev Posad is a small cozy town in Moscow suburbs. To see the famous Holy Trinity-Sergius Lavra thousands of tourists arrive from all over the world.