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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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Lonnie Whitehead Lonnie Whitehead
From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Date: 2007-08-13 18:23:57

We are two couples who had just completed an educational tour from St Petersburg to Moscow (lectues daily, etc,).

We arranged for Arthur to guide us for three days after the tour in order to drive us to some of the WW-II battle areas outside of Moscow. Also, to see some sights of Moscow which are not on the regular tourist agenda. Arthur did a wonderful job of showing us the kinds of places we wanted to see and of adding to our insights of Russia and the Russian people. He also took us to the airport on the fourth day and made sure we were correctly on our way to catch ou flight.
We would highly recommend him to anyone needing a personal driver/guide in the Moscow area!!!
Lonnie Whitehead