"From Parents' Home to Moscow Region" Zvenigorod by hunterV
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I had to join the Soviet army after I came back from my business trip to Iraq in the fall of 1983. There was no getting away from it. So in November 1983 I found myself in a Soviet soldier's uniform running and jumping in the snows of Moscow region at an AMS (Army Map Service) military training unit.
I spent about half a year there and then had to leave for Leningrad, now St.Petersburg, where I was honored and privileged to serve for a year at an AMS unit downtown.
Our AMS (Army Map Service) military training unit was located outside the town of Zvenigorod amidst a fine fir-tree forest. I had to take a bus from downtown to get there.
Every month I had a leave and could go downtown to see a new movie or just to walk around.
St.Savva Monastery that I passed each time was in decay at that time.
I am glad it flourished within the past ten years.
Nice info on St.Savva Monastery
A story about Zvenigorod by a Russian traveler
The town is quite small: about twelve thousand inhabitants.
It is located about 35 miles to the east of Moscow (about an hour journey by train).
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- Pros:Healthy environment, huge monastery and churches, big forest around the town
- Cons:too far to get there
- In a nutshell:Beginning of My Military Service
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