Yuriev Monastery is another attraction near Veliky Novgorod, Russia. It is also known as St. George's Monastery. It is one of the Historic Monuments of Novgorod and therefore a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As you may have noticed during this A to Z, Russia has a lot of churches, palaces, cathedrals, and monasteries. The architecture was most impressive and I hope you have enjoyed the trip. With one more post to go, enjoy these photos of Yuriev.
Church of the Exaltation of the Cross of St. George
St. George Monastery
Kivory Canopy under the Spring of Water Bell Tower
Tolkien Bonus: Y is for Yuletide. Yup, they celebrate in the Shire too, just not for the same reasons. For your listening enjoyment, here is the Lord of the Rings Symphony. (The haunting theme starts around 3:25.) Composer Howard Shore not only conducts, but he talks about his inspiration and how he created various themes.