Nice to Russian
• Nice to Russian
What Russian patriot, who several times a year visiting Sochi (over the past 5 years was 50 times) and the Crimea? Of despair I went to the Cote d'Azur. Well, I'm not official and can visit any part of the world, and today the program is the Russian-speaking city in Europe - Nice!
are two Orthodox churches in Nice: Church of St. Nicholas and Alexandra Martyr.
The Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Nice is the largest and most famous Orthodox church in Western Europe.
The Emperor Nicholas II in 1908, donated to the construction of the temple of his own money 700,000 gold francs, and Prince Golitsyn SM - 400 000. The total cost of construction amounted to more than 1.5 million francs. December 17, 1912 the church was consecrated, and the Holy Synod decided that the conciliar church. In 2011, the church was handed over to the Russian Orthodox Church. And this event has not passed without scandal, the descendants of immigrants Tsarist Russia did not recognize the ROC!
A part of the Russian-speaking parishioners, especially the descendants of immigrants from Czarist Russia, visited only by the temple Martyr Alexandra. This temple - the legacy of the first Russian colony, resulting in Nice in the middle of the XIX century under the influence of example, the Dowager Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, widow of Emperor Nicholas I. The church belongs to the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe and is under omophorion Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. It is here flowed the bulk of the second coming of the Orthodox church in Nice, St. Nicholas Cathedral, following his transfer under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church.
In Nice you can safely do without the knowledge of foreign languages. First in France are reluctant to speak English.
The second lot of restaurants where there is even a menu in Russian. I'm not talking about the Russian-speaking staff in hotels and shops.
In the early 50-ies of the 19th century lived in Nice only about 50 Russian families. After the Crimean War, the situation is changing - Russian colony in Nice becomes large.
And after 1917 years of the revolution here began the flow of Russian immigrants. The new "Russian invasion" occurred at the end of the XX century, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the beginning of market reforms in Russia.
In our time, the situation has not changed much: the capital of the Côte d'Azur and is very popular among the Russian, and in the streets everywhere heard Russian speech.
Many villas in Nice belong to wealthy Russian citizens.
Do not be surprised if in the pool splashing some Russian chinovnik-)
In Nice, there is even a Russian shops, where you can safely buy your favorite Russian products: Borodino bread, sauerkraut, doctoral sausage, and sausage, herring, eggs, yogurt, a large selection of herbal teas and kvass, cereals, seeds, and even the Russian cosmetics and keyboard stickers.
In addition to shops Russian products in Nice also has a bookstore with a large selection of classic and contemporary literature in Russian.
The locals are crazy about dogs, Nice has created a huge industry of pet care (hairdressers, salons and even a spa)
An amazing feeling, but in Nice, you feel right at home!