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Defense wall

Detail of the northwest defense wall…

Detail of the northwest defense wall of Novodevichy monastery (Moscow). View from the east, from the court.
Photo by N.I.Zharkikh, September 6, 1976.

Pay attention to the big blind arches, called "pechura" (old russian technical term). In this way achieved a compromise between the need for wide fighting platform on top of the wall and the economy of building materials.