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Kropotkinskaya 160 m, Borovitskaya 700 m, Biblioteka imeni Lenina 770 m 15—17, Volkhonka Street

temple Saviour Cathedral

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See the biggest cathedral of Russian Church for 10000 people


It was built in 1994-1997 as the copy of XIX century cathedral with the same name.

Original Cathedral was built to thank the God for saving Russia from Napoleon invasion.

Old cathedral was ruined on the order from above by two explosions in 1931.

Here must have stood Palace of the Soviets which was never built. In 60 years cathedral was rebuilt.


In horizontal plane it looks like equilateral cross about 85 meters wide.

Height of the cathedral together with dome and cross is 105 meters.

Inner painting of the cathedral covers about 22,000 square meters, 9,000 square meters of them are gold plated.

Te cathedral is built in traditions of Russian-and-byzantine style which had a vast state support as of the start of construction works.

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