Around the City

Ss Boris and Gleb Monument

Ss Boris and Gleb Monument (January 2012)

Situated outside the Borisoglebsky Monastery is an interesting statue of Ss Boris and Gleb, after whom the monastery is named. The statue is unique as it is the only double equestrian statue in Russia. Boris and Gleb were the first native saints in Kievan Rus, being canonised in 1071. In 1015 they were prince of Rostov and prince of Murom respectively and rather than fight their brother Svyatopolk the Accursed they became martyrs.

Location outside 4 Ulitsa Minina