Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Covering the great moments from the Russian history, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was put up in 1997 – just in Moscow’s 850th anniversary. Situated on the northern bank of the Moskva River, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is incredibly rich, absolutely dignified and truly historic. The construction project of Cathedral was made under Alexander I, in honor of the victory over Napoleon’s armies.

Moscow’s largest Orthodox cathedral has a rich past of demolition and reconstruction.In the period of Soviet Power, it was destroyed by Stalin, who expected a new Palace of the Soviets to replace the Cathedral. But construction was cancelled by difficulties, and the palace was never finished. But the Cathedral was demolished anyway and a swimming pool was built in its place. Reconstructed only in 1994, it saw the first services in 1997 held when the Cathedral was partly completed.

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Russia,Moscow
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Russia,Moscow

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is richly decorated in ornate marble and pastel frescoes. It has undoubtedly evolved into the Russia’s main cathedral.

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