A visit of Harvard Students to Russia in 2004

From 27 May to 1 June, 2004, St. Daniel Monastery received a group of students from Harvard University. The delegation was formed by the students interested in the history of church bells and Russian bell ringing tradition. The students visited a number of historical belfries and campaniles in Moscow, Moscow Region and Rostov-the-Great.
St. Daniel belfry. St. Daniel and Harvard bell-ringers. St. Daniel belfry, a view from the top tier.
A view of St. Daniel monastery from the belfry. Klappermeisters Carl Schoonover and Aara Edwards on St. Daniel belfry.
The belfry of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. Senior Klappermeister Luis Campos.
Bell-ringing training device St. Daniel Belfry. Harvard Klappermeisters ring the bells.
A visit to the Moscow Kremlin. By the side of the Tsar Bell.
The Moscow Kremlin belfry Kremlin and Harvard bell-ringers at Uspensky Bell of the Moscow Kremlin Belfry.
A view of Ivanovskaya Square from the Kremlin belfry. Kremlin. Harvard bell-ringers with Igor Konovalov, Chairman of the Church Bell-Ringers Society.
St. Basil’s Cathedral. Getting to St. Basil’s Cathedral belfry.
St. Basil’s Cathedral belfry. Klappermeister Carl Schoonover on St. Basil’s Cathedral belfry.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Group picture with members of the Church Bell-Ringers Society A view of the Kremlin from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
The belfry of the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Talking to the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Laura Senior Bell-Ringer Hieromonk Antony.
Holy Trinity Celebrations at the St. Sergius Laura. Luis Campos is ringing “Blagovestnik” Bell The Laura Uspensky (Dormition) Cathedral.
Klappermeister Julia Razhik with the Uspensky (Dormition) Cathedral in the background. The Laura 72-ton Tsar Bell.
Ringing the Tsar Bell. The Tsar Bell 3-ton clapper.
Change-ringing of Lavra bells. Holy Trinity Celebrations. A view of the Lavra Cathedral Square during the Blessing given by the Patriarch.
Picture-stand telling about the destruction and revival of the Laura big bells. Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra belltower.
A visit to the Moscow Theological Academy. Rostov bells.
Under the Rostov “Sysoy” Bell (32 tons) Klappermeister Carl Schoonover on the Rostov Kremlin belfry.
The Rostov Kremlin. Contemplation. The Rostov belfry in the rays of the setting sun.
The Rostov Kremlin belfry. Zvenigorod. St. Savva of Storozhev Monastery.
Cathedral of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God In Zvenigorod monastery belfry.
Klappermeisters under the new big bell at St. Savva of Storozhev Monastery. On the change-ringing scaffold