Discover Smolensk citadel and the Cathedral of the Assumption Russia

It's easy to see the Baltic and Polish influences on the majestic Cathedral of the Assumption in Smolensk. Inside is the famous icon of the Virgin and Child, one of the most replicated in the world. Interesting fact: the town of Smolensk is situated in the westernmost part of Russia, closer to Ukraine than it is to Moscow! The citadel itself is surrounded by an impressive 4 mile long brick wall built at the end of the 16th century.

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