Bogolyubovo (Russian: Боголю́бово) is an urban-type settlement in Suzdalsky District, Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located some 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) north-east of Vladimir. Population: 4,218 (2002 Census); 4,143 (1989 Census); 3,900 (1969).
Bogolyubovo was once the residence of the Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky. It was built between 1158 and 1165 by the order of Andrei Bogolyubsky at the mouth of the Nerl River (where it flows into the Klyazma River). Great Prince Andrei spent 17 years of his reign in Bogolyubovo before he was murdered there in 1174.
Russian Orthodox Christians believe that Bogolyubovo was founded on the spot where Andrei Bogolyubsky saw a miraculous vision of the Theotokos (meaning "God bearer", Virgin Mary). The Theotokos appeared to him in a dream-like vision holding a scroll in Her right hand, and commanded him to build a church and monastery on the place of the vision. On that spot, the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl was built. It is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1992.
- "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров." [All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- UNESCO. World Heritage. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
- Prof. Sergey Zagraevsky. Architectural ensemble in Bogolyubovo: questions of history and reconstruction. Chapter from the book "New researches of Vladimir-Suzdal museum’s architectural monuments". Moscow, 2008.
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