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  St. Basil's Cathedral
Licentie: David Crawshaw

St. Basil's Cathedral (Russia)

The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat is a multi-tented church on the Red Square in Moscow that also features distinctive onion domes. The cathedral is traditionally perceived as symbolic of the unique position of Russia between Europe and Asia. The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan IV (also known as Ivan the Terrible) and built between 1555 and 1561 in Moscow to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan. 
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St. Basil's in Red Square is a wonderfully historic, colorful place. Must visit the GUM next door. Watch all valuables! Moscow is not for the naive tourists.
Enjoyable and entertaining. Many spectacles, great old buildings, squares, statuary from the czarist era.
 
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07-07-2010, 21:12