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The middle of the Red Square

The middle of the Red Square

In the middle of the Red square there's St. Basils Cathedral, which is the world known Russian architecture masterpiece. When it was built in 1561 to celebrate Russian victory over Kazan kingdom it was called Pokrovsky cathedral. Later it was renamed after a saint who was close to Ivan the Terrible tsar - Basil (hence - St.Basil).
St Basils was and still is an unusual cathedral: the architects built 8 small churches around the main dome and made the paths from one church to another. Every church is devoted to a separate saint. The cathedral was being rebuilt over and over, so what you see now is in fact about 200 years old. It's really strange how such a chaotic mix of architecture and colors can look so beautiful, but it does.

Photo taken on 2004-07-27 at 15:37:00

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Olena Krokhina Olena Krokhina
From: London, United Kingdom
Date: 2008-06-25 01:48:45

I was seconded to Moscow for two years by my firm so my husband and I moved here 6 months ago. Arthur took us on a night tour of Moscow last week and although we have already been here for a while and visited some places, we felt like we saw Moscow for the first time! Arthur took us around and showed us so many different beautiful places we hadn't seen before! The tour was absolutely fantastic, Arthur is friendly and knowledgeable and was able to tell us a lot of interesting things about each place we visited. My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend Arthur's services to anyone already in Moscow or planning to visit this beautiful city!

Thanks Arthur, hope to see you again soon!

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