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Moscow Live Cam, Russia – Highway Enthusiasts – from the intersection of the 3rd ring

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Highway Enthusiasts – Highway in Moscow, between the area Rogozhskaya Zastava and Moscow, as well as portions of the M7 highway in the precincts of Balashikha and Noginsk. Until 1919 was called Vladimir, as it is the beginning of the road to Vladimir and later in Siberia (now the federal highway M-7 “Volga”).

In 1919 at the initiative of Lunacharskii highway named after enthusiasts dedicated revolutionaries and political prisoners who had been sent into exile by the tsarist government and to follow this road.

Along the highway in the XIX century and during the Soviet time, large industrial enterprises have been established with the workers’ settlements (eg Dangauerovka). By the 1960s, meaning rename many Muscovites forgotten, the name was perceived as a Soviet “hymn to optimism.”

For a large part of the highway adjacent Izmailovo forest park.

Plot highway from Novogireevskaya street to the Free Avenue extending between the Izmailovo forest park on the north and Terletskii wooded park from the south, was known as “Death Valley” – due to the large number of accidents with serious consequences. (Mainly – head-on collisions) [citation Unknown 1649 days] Since 2014 the greater part of the highway (including on said “Death Valley”) counter flows divided strikers.

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Moscow Live Cam, Russia – Lublin Street

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Lublin Street – a street in South-Eastern Administrative District of Moscow. Magistral citywide importance. The second (after the Trade Union) along the length of street in Moscow (8.6 km).

It consists of three lanes in both directions with dedicated lanes for public transport.

The name comes from the name of the former city of Lublin. The name was given to May 20, 1964 by transferring the current Saratov street. Previously, this street was called differently: Ostapovsky highway Moscow street.

In 1960 Lublin was incorporated in the Moscow, and soon the street was renamed. On it went buses from Moscow to Lublin itself.

The basis of the architectural ensemble of the majority of the streets make up the five-storied house Stalinist buildings. In Marino streets are lined with modern condominium.

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Moscow Live Cam, Russia – Novodevichy Convent

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Novodevichy Convent – Orthodox convent of the Russian Church in Moscow.

The Novodevichy Convent was founded by Grand Prince Vasily III in 1524 – in honor of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God “Hodegetria” – the main sanctuary of Smolensk, in gratitude for the capture of Smolensk in 1514.

The monastery is located in the Virgin’s Field in a bend of the Moskva River, near Luzhniki, at the end of the historical Prechistenka (now Big Pirogov street). It is both a monastery and a current branch of the State Historical Museum. From 2010 – Museum of the Moscow Church of the Diocese of the ROC.

The center of the monastery – a monumental, five-domed (initially seems – The nine, with four chapels in the corners, as in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin) Smolensky Cathedral, in the interior of which is preserved fresco painting of XVI century. The cathedral was built on the model of the Assumption Cathedral in the Kremlin.

At the end of the XVII century, during the reign of Sophia, around the Smolensk Cathedral centric architectural ensemble was created, in which the cathedral appeared crossing the center of the two main axes. Axis ‘north-south’ form two gate churches, and the “east-west” axis – bell tower and refectory.

According to the document of the second half of the XVIII century, the author of this ensemble and the creator of most of the monastery buildings is the architect Peter Potapov – founder of the Church of the Assumption on Pokrovka, close to the stylistic features of the Novodevichy buildings.

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