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The cathedral isn’t only the most recognizable attraction of Moscow but of the entire Russia and former Soviet Union, as it is most expressive of the style of Russian churches with their onion-shaped domes or cupolas
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Probably, this is the only temple in Russia, which isn’t called church or cathedral. Informally as well as formally it was always called temple – the Temple of Christ the Saviour. It is the main temple not only of Moscow but the entire Russia. This is the main temple of the Russian Orthodox Church
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Russian State was formed in IX century in Velikiy Novgorod, and then the capital was moved to Kiev. However, in the period of feudal disunity, in XII century, Vladimir-Suzdal Princedom, with the center in Vladimir, became the strongest one.
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Having began a war with Sweden for the outlet to the Baltic Sea, Peter I won several im-portant battles. However, he decided not to fortify Swedish fortresses Derpt and Nieshants located at the source and in the estuary of the Neva accordingly, but to build a new fortress on the small Hare`s Island, near Vasilievskiy Island
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You can see one of the most beautiful churches in Russia, the Cathedral of Christ`s Resurrection often called Savior on the Blood Church, on Griboyedov Canal near Nevsky Avenue at the heart of Petersburg
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The Cathedral of Holy Wisdom, or just the Cathedral of St. Sophia, the most ancient stone church in the Rus, was laid down in 1045 by Yaroslav the Wise after the fashion of the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev
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St. Isaac`s Cathedral is the main temple of St. Petersburg erected by French architect Montferrand in the 19th century
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According to one of the well-known Russian art historians, the Church of Intercession on the Nerl, near Vladimir, is not only the most perfect temple ever built in the ancient Rus, but also one of the monuments of the world art.
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Russian State was formed in IX century in Velikiy Nov-gorod, and then the capital was moved to Kiev. However, in the period of feudal disunity, in XII century, Vladimir-Suzdal Princedom, with the center in Vladimir, became the strongest one