Alexander Nevsky


Alexander Nevsky

) has become a slogan of Russian patriots. There is a long tradition of Russian naval vessels bearing Nevsky's name, such as the nineteenth century screw frigate Alexander Neuski and a nuclear submarine currently being built for the Russian Navy.

Alexander Nevsky's fame has spread beyond the borders of Russia, and numerous churches are dedicated to him, including the Patriarchal Cathedral at Sofia, Bulgaria; the Cathedral church in Tallinn, Estonia; a church in Belgrade, Serbia; and a church in Tbilisi, Georgia.

On the 24th of september, 2008, Alexander Nevsky was declared the main hero of Russia’s history, in the Name_of_Russia Rating Voting, Kommersant Newspaper reported.

Poet Alexander Pushkin was ranked the second and writer Fyodr Dostoevsky is the third, the newspaper Kommersant reported.The list of 12 leaders of the Name of Russia Rating Voting spelled out the following heroes:

1. Alexander Nevsky (2,011,766 votes)

2. Alexander Pushkin (1,781,863)

3. Fyodor Dostoevsky (1,678,083)

4. Peter the Great (1,511,367)

5. Vladimir Lenin (1,356,281)

6. Alexander Suvorov (1,271,345)

7. Catherine the Great (1,265,784)

8. Ivan the Terrible (1,216,812)

9. Peter Stolypin (1,165,377)

10. Alexander II (1,066,896)

11. Dmitry Mendeleev (1,044,897)

12. Josef Stalin (1,039,488)

The Interfax news agency reported on the 22nd of september, 2008, that The Union of Orthodox Citizens proposed to declare St. Alexander Nevsky and archbishop John (Maximovich) heaven guardians for Russian secret service FSB

ee also

* Rulers of Russia family tree
* Alexander Nevsky Cathedral — an incomplete listing of Eastern Orthodox cathedrals which bear his name.
* Famous military commanders

References

Further reading

* Isoaho, Mari. "The Image of Aleksandr Nevskiy in Medieval Russia: Warrior and Saint (The Northern World; 21)". Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006 (hardcover, ISBN 90-04-15101-X).

External links

* [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=103377 Repose of St Alexander Nevsky] Orthodox icon and synaxarion (November 23)
* [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=101468 Synaxis of the Saints of Rostov and Yaroslavl] (May 23)
* [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102424 Translation of the relics of St Alexander Nevsky] (August 30)
* [http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/RUSSIA,%20Rurik.htm#AleksandrIaroslavichNevskydied1263B Alexander Nevsky's listing in "Medieval Lands" by Charles Cawley.]
* [http://www.kommersant.com/page.asp?id=-13283 The Kommersant Newspaper :Russia’s Hero is Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky] (September 24, 2008)
* [http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=5184 Interfax news agency :Orthodox believers found heaven guardians for Russian secret service] (September 22, 2008)s-start


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