Great Bells of Russia

Here are listed 19 existing and 34 former great bells of Russia, in descending order by weight.  The list includes qualifying bass bells of carillons, chimes, zvons, etc., and is believed to include all existing bells of at least 16000kg or 1100 poods.  The format of each entry is explained in a key at the bottom of this page.

Not yet included are many other great bells of Russia (mostly between 4 and 10 tonnes), especially the poorly-documented predecessors of some bells which are listed.

Bells in italics no longer exist.


1.   Moscow, Russia - ~436000 lbs

2.   Moscow, Russia - ~362000 lbs

3b.   Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia - ~159000 lbs

3a.   Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia - ~144000 lbs

5.   Moscow, Russia - ~144000 lbs

6.   Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia - ~78250 lbs

7b.   Zvenigorod, Russia - ~77,000 lbs

7a.   Zvenigorod, Russia - ~77,000 lbs

9.   Novgorod, Russia - 75,837 lbs

10A.   Tambov, Russia - ~72,226 lbs

10B.   Novgorod province, Russia - ~72,226 lbs

10C.   Moscow, Russia - ~72,226 lbs

13.   Leningrad/St.Petersburg, Russia - ~67191 lbs

14.   Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia - ~66809 lbs

15.   Moscow, Russia - ~65700 lbs

16.   Moscow, Russia - ~59749 lbs

17.   Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia - ~59500 lbs

18.   Novgorod, Russia - ~58,000 lbs

19.   Moscow, Russia - ~57300 lbs

20.   Rostov Velikii (Rostov the Great), Russia - ~52000 lbs

21.   Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia - ~46,000 lbs

22.   Moscow, Russia - ~44419 lbs

23.   Novgorod, Russia - ~44169 lbs

24.   Dzerzhinskij, Russia - ~40800 lbs

25.   Kursk, Russia - ~37738 lbs

26.   Miskovo, Russia - ~37408 lbs

27.   Ozery, Russia - ~37196 lbs

28.   Belgorod, Russia - ~36921 lbs

29.   Moscow, Russia - ~36740 lbs

30.   Yekaterinburg, Russia - ~36655 lbs

31.   Tobol'sk, Russia - ~36530 lbs

21.   Yarosloval, Russia - ~36402 lbs

33.   Khar'kov, Russia - ~36294 lbs

34A.   Kiev?, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34B.   Moscow, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34C.   Moscow?, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34D.   Bronnitsy, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34E.   Pavlovo Posad, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34F.   Rybynsk, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34G.   Rostov Velikii (Rostov the Great), Russia - ~36113 lbs

34H.   Kazan, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34I.   Ivanovo-Voznesensk, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34J.   Kimry, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34K.   Odessa, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34L.   Pavlovo, Russia - ~36113 lbs

34M.   Tver, Russia - ~36113 lbs

47.   Solovky' Island, White Sea, Russia - ~36000 lbs

48A.   Moscow, Russia - ~35300 lbs

48B.   Tomsk, Russia - ~35300 lbs

50.   Solovetsky Islands, Russia - ~28000 lbs

51.   Rostov Velikii (Rostov the Great), Russia - ~18000 lbs

52.   Moscow, Russia - ~13200 lbs

52A.   Rostov Velikii (Rostov the Great), Russia - ~13000 lbs


Key:

nr.   City, Russia - EquivalentWeight lbs


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