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The Kazansky Cathedral

The Kazansky Cathedral

On the Red Square, between the State Historical Museum and famous department store named GUM, you can see nowadays a beautiful colorful tiny church named the Kazansky Cathedral.

The Kazansky Cathedral , which has become a symbol of religion revival in Russia, was built in 1630-1633 with money donated by Prince Dmitry Pozharsky (his monument located in front of St. Basil Cathedral) in honor of the miracle-working Kazan icon of the mother of God (protected this city from enemies from Asia, tatars and mongols).

The Cathedral was destroyed during the expansion of Red Square in 1930 (it was almost 300 anniversary of this church)to make room for heavy military vehicles driving through the square. The church was reconstructed at the mid 90s and recently, at the end of 2005, it was repainted (renovated), so that in present time it looks shining and colorful as like brand new.

Photo taken on 2006-04-05 at 13:52:11

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From: Chelan, Washington USA
Date: 2006-10-23 01:14:00

What a good decision it was to hire Arthur as our guide for our extra day in Moscow after our Viking River Cruise. He was on ship promptly at the agreed upon time to meet us and load our luggage in his new car. He first took us to our hotel, and then because we were early and the room was not ready, he graciously offered to bring us back after lunch to help us check-in and then continue the tour. We choose three sights that we did not see on the cruise. Arthur knows his way around, drove safely, and escorted us inside each location. His knowledge in guiding us through was invaluable and he made sure we saw the most important items or features. We also went to a delightful resturant where the locals go to eat, which was reasonable and good. Besides being knowledgeable in his history, Arthur speaks very good English. When we finished the last tour he added some bonus areas he wanted us to see and refused to charge more than the agreed upon price. What an honest, dependable, humorus, intelligent, and super friendly gentleman. We would highly recommend him as a guide and driver to anyone going to the Moscow area. We enjoyed him so much that instead of having the hotel get us to the airport, we hired Arthur the next morning to take us. Again, he was ready and waiting, and got us to the airport almost on the dot as to what he told us it would take. He would not leave us until he was sure we understood where to go and then answered any final questions we had. Thanks Arthur for helping to make our trip to Russia so very special!!