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St Basil’s Cathedral

With red-brick towers and swirling onion domes, this gloriously colourful cathedral is perhaps Russia’s most emblematic building. Ivan the Terrible ordered its construction to celebrate capturing the Tatar stronghold of Kazan, 800 km (500 miles) east of Moscow, in 1552. The cathedral was designed with eight chapels, each representing a successful assault made on Kazan. A ninth chapel was added later to cover the grave of Basil the Blessed, the pious ascetic to whom the cathedral owes its popular name.prac_infoKrasnaya Ploshchad 2 • 495 ...

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