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The Lavra is a unique District District of the Russian civilization in Civilization VI. It replaces the Holy Site.

Buildings[edit | edit source]

The following buildings can be constructed in a Lavra:

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Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Lavra provides twice as many Great Prophet Great Prophet points as the Holy Site it replaces, thus ensuring that the Russians will be one of the first civilizations to found a religion even if they don't build Stonehenge. The second main draw of the Lavra is providing a point for Great Writer Great Writers, Great Artist Great Artists, and Great Musician Great Musicians with each level of building inside. Lastly, city's borders expand each time a Great Person Great Person is activated there. This gives Russia a good incentive to build Theater Squares and focus on cultural development in its cities, attracting all kinds of artistic geniuses who can expand Russia's borders while edging it ever closer to winning a Culture Victory. This bonus also applies to tiles outside of the usual 3-tile range from the City Center after they have all been claimed. While the tiles in this expansive territory can't be normally worked, they can still host National Parks or improvements such as Forts and Missile Silos.

While most other civilizations activate their Great Person Great People in the Capital Capital, Russia can utilize the Lavra's ability to expand the cities they need expanded, unless creating a humongous Capital Capital is their goal. Later, the Lavra helps them acquire a lot of Great Works, so they should build many Theater Squares and fill them with buildings to accommodate all the art their Great Person Great People will produce.

Consider grabbing the Dance of the Aurora pantheon to gain a massive Faith Faith boost, particularly combined with the Scripture policy card, and you will be well on the way to a Religious Victory. In combination with the Work Ethic Belief with your religion, you will be swimming in Production Production and Faith Faith.

Civilopedia entry[edit | edit source]

In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, a lavra (such as found at Mount Athos in Greece or Neamț in Romania) is a cloistered monastery of cells for hermits with a central church and/or rectory. Perhaps the most famous is the Alexander Nevsky Lavra (trust the Russians to name a holy place after a warrior) in St. Petersburg where many eminent but dead Russians are buried – besides Nevsky, there's Euler, Suvarov, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky and others. Believed to have its origins in the early 4th century AD, the first lavra seems to have been a settlement of some 600 hermits around Nitria in the Egyptian desert. In the strict Eremitic tradition, these hermit-monks lived a secluded life devoted to prayer, often accompanied by vows of silence, chastity, meditation and/or fasting. Further proof of the lengths to which some of the faithful will resort to be saved.

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Civilization VI Districts [edit]

AerodromeAqueduct (Bath) • Campus (Observatory1Seowon R&F-Only.png) • Canal GS-Only.pngCity CenterCommercial Hub (Suguba GS-Only.png) • Dam GS-Only.pngDiplomatic Quarter1Encampment (Ikanda R&F-Only.pngThành1) • Entertainment Complex (Street CarnivalHippodrome1) • Government Plaza R&F-Only.pngHarbor (Cothon GS-Only.pngRoyal Navy Dockyard) • Holy Site (Lavra) • Industrial Zone (HansaOppidum1) • Neighborhood (Mbanza) • Preserve1SpaceportTheater Square (Acropolis) • Walled Quarter2Water Park R&F-Only.png (Copacabana R&F-Only.png)

1 Requires a DLC2 The Black Death scenario only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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