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St. Basils Cathedral from Inside

Posted on April 21, 2014 by tim


The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin, is a former church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin on the Moat or Pokrovsky Cathedral. IT was built from 1555-61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. It has been the hub of the city’s growth since the 14th centers and was the city’s tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.

St. Basil’s Cathedral consists of nine churches on the same foundation.

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2 Responses to “St. Basils Cathedral from Inside”

  1. john says:

    Great posting, what an outstanding church.Beautiful.

  2. Andy says:

    One great chapter in history of Russia’s architecture and decorative arts. I wonder… if Westerners could see more of this, listen to music of Russia’s composers, read her literature and poetry, see her ethnic diversity and culture, look closely at the faces of her people, read her history for last millenium, would we get along better…?

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