The spectacular Cathedral of Saint Basil in Moscow

The spectacular Cathedral of Saint Basil in Moscow

The Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow with its multicolored domes located at the edge of the Red Square is the most famous image of Russia. It has an impressive design and it was made to the order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the victory of his the military campaign against the Tartar Mongols in Kazan in 1552. The cathedral was built between 1555 and 1561. According to the legends Ivan was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the cathedral that he ordered the architect Yakovlev Postni... [ read more ]