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Образ Москвы в России в XVII века

This article analyzes the images of Moscow in the icon Panegyric to Our Lady of Vladimir by Simon Ushakov (1668) and in the miniatures of the Book on the Election for the Most High Throne of Great Ruler, Tsar and Prince Mikhail Fyodorovich (1673). The author compares them with the presentation of Moscow as the sacred and political center of Russia in texts of the mid-16th through mid-17th century. By revealing the specific symbolic content of the image of Moscow in images and texts, the author concludes that in the 17th century, Moscow as a city as a whole and an aggregate of separate objects (sacred, historical, etc.) formed a “site of memory” (in accordance with Pierre Nora’s terminology) of Russian culture and identity.