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Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is a great monument to Russian military glory and a superb example of Russian architecture, painting and sculpture. It had been under construction for almost 40 years (1839-1883).

On May 26, 1883, on the day of the Ascension, in an atmosphere of utmost solemnity, The Cathedral of Christ the Savior was consecrated by the Metropolitan Ioanniky in the presence of the Emperor Alexander III and members of the royal family.

It was destroyed in one day, in December 5th, 1931, by Stalin's order the communists explored this famous cathedral, which was built on the money of Russian people from many regions of Great Russia. Yes, it was times of USSR, when the religion became "the drug (narcotic) for work class". On the site of destoyed cathedral they started to build the Palace of Soviets, but the Great Patriotic War stopped this construction...

The Cathedral was recovered during 1995 - 2000.

Photo taken on 2005-05-18 at 10:58:54

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Mirko Trevisan Mirko Trevisan
From: Italy
Date: 2015-02-25 04:44:09

I was in Moscow with a friend of mine for 5 days, we're very interested in aviation and cosmonautics, Arthur was the only one offering tour to Monino in the winter season, he arranged a guided visit with an Ex Russian Pilot (English Speaker).

We really enjoyed the tour, and the friendly atmosphere during the various explanations about all the different planes grounded in Monino.

Driving back to Moscow, Arthur offered us a guided tour of some parts of the city where we didn't go in the previous days, such as Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, The Seven Sisters Buildings, Moscow Stadium, The University.

Arthur is very helpful and very well prepared, he knows where to drive you for god memories in Moscow.

I highly recommend to book a tour with him.

Ciao e Arrivederci dall'Italia.

Mirko