The Third Rome the Seat of Evil and the Prince-Elector of American Presidents: Moscow. [615x768]

The Third Rome the Seat of Evil and the Prince-Elector of American Presidents: Moscow. [615x768]

Moscow, 1617    This map (by Braun and Hogenberg) is dated to almost a century after the Russian monk Philotheus of Pskov asserted that ‘Moscow is the third Rome’. It shows that the city had several structures worthy of its new imperial status. At the centre is the 90-acre Kremlin.

Moscow, 1617 This map (by Braun and Hogenberg) is dated to almost a century after the Russian monk Philotheus of Pskov asserted that ‘Moscow is the third Rome’. It shows that the city had several structures worthy of its new imperial status. At the centre is the 90-acre Kremlin.

The Third Rome, 1922-1943: The Making of the Fascist Capital

The Third Rome, 1922-1943: The Making of the Fascist Capital

Cameron Diaz Photos Photos - Actress Cameron Diaz attends the 'Shrek The Third' photocall at Castel Sant'Angelo on June 15, 2007 in Rome, Italy. - "Shrek The Third" - Rome Photocall

Cameron Diaz Photos Photos - Actress Cameron Diaz attends the 'Shrek The Third' photocall at Castel Sant'Angelo on June 15, 2007 in Rome, Italy. - "Shrek The Third" - Rome Photocall

Refugees from Constantinople in 1453 helped fuel the Renaissance in Italy, but Byzantine churchmen and nobles also ended up in Moscow, which shared the Orthodox faith of the now defunct empire. @ same time, the rulers of Russia adopted the title Czar, meaning Caesar or Emperor, and Moscow began to be referred to as ‘the Third Rome’, after Constantinople was the 2nd. The Russian Czars saw themselves as successors to the Byzantine Empire, so adopted the double-headed eagle, until 1917…

Refugees from Constantinople in 1453 helped fuel the Renaissance in Italy, but Byzantine churchmen and nobles also ended up in Moscow, which shared the Orthodox faith of the now defunct empire. @ same time, the rulers of Russia adopted the title Czar, meaning Caesar or Emperor, and Moscow began to be referred to as ‘the Third Rome’, after Constantinople was the 2nd. The Russian Czars saw themselves as successors to the Byzantine Empire, so adopted the double-headed eagle, until 1917…

Rome, Italy | The always-picturesque and uber-popular Tiber River is the country's third-largest waterway, spanning 252 miles in total.

Rome, Italy | The always-picturesque and uber-popular Tiber River is the country's third-largest waterway, spanning 252 miles in total.

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