There are Church of the Nativity and Church Intercession of the Virgin in Pskov. The restoration by the architect V. P. Smirnov.
Two little churches "in the corner" of the fortress at the foot of the Intercession Tower remind us of the heroic defense of Pskov against the troops of Stephan Batory. It is monument to the honour of the heroic defense of Pskov from Bathory's troops in 1581.
of the legends tells ...It was here that, on the eve of the battle, the
blacksmith Dorophey saw a vision of Mother of God.
Before the decisive attack the blacksmith Dorofei from the Intercession Monastery had seen a vision of the Mother of God. She appeared in the sky from the Pskov-Pechory Monastery and, standing on the town wall, Virgin ordered to pray hard, the people to confess their sins, then She ordered the guns to be put in the pointed places. After saying that the blessed Mother of God disappeared.
So the decisive attack on Pskov was a great failure. The further attempts of Stephan Bathory to conquer Pskov through a siege of 170 days was not a success either. On February, 1582, the last detachments of the Bathory's army left the unconquered town.
Ancient Russian city Pskov has celebrated 1 100 year jubilee, on July 20 - 24, 2003 year. Photos of holiday: events, news. History. Ceremonies, performances, celebration.