Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow

Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow is among the largest Orthodox Christian churches in the world. The building is impressive, and it is not as old as you would think. The reconstruction of the cathedral was completed in 2000 after the original building was demolished by Stalin. After the failure of Napoleon's campaign when the last troops of the great French army left the Russian teritory on 25th of December in 1812, Tsar Alexander I emitted a decree of lifting a cathedral to gi... [ read more ]

Cathedrals Highlight of Russia

Cathedrals Highlight of Russia

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is different from the Cathedral of the Assumption. Other than it is the largest cathedral in Russia, historically, it started from 1812, but in 1931 it was destructed. Reconstruction works starts from 1990 and ends only a decade later. Besides its amazing contemporary architecture, there are wonderful paintings, sculpture, bells and the gallery of military glory. It was opened on the last day of 1999 to mark the new millennium. You can see three altars, one... [ read more ]