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Šv. Konstantino ir Michailo Cerkvė, Vilnius, Lietuva.

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On Basanavicius Street, a bit away from the city centre, you’ll find the Russian Orthodox church built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the reign of the Russian Romanoff tsar dynasty. The citizens of Vilnius informally call it The Romanoff Cerkov. The church was built between 1911-1913 and the tsar could enjoy it in the then free Lithuania until the family was brutally murdered by Bolshevists one day in July 1918. Cerkov is the Russian word for church, but the Lithuanians take great care to differentiate between cerkve (Russian Orthodox church) and baznycia (Catholic church).

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