03 February 2011

#36 Kursk, Russia | RU-303799

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (RussianХрам Христа СпасителяKhram Khrista Spasitelya) is a church in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks south-west of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 105 metres (344 ft), it is the tallest Orthodox church in the world.

On December 5th 1931, by order of Stalin's minister Kaganovich, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was dynamited and reduced to rubble.

In February 1990, the Russian Orthodox Church received permission from the Soviet Government to rebuild the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. A temporary cornerstone was laid by the end of the year.

The lower church was consecrated to the Saviour's Transfiguration in 1996, and the completed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was consecrated on the Transfiguration day, 19 August 2000.

Date of Issue: October 1, 2009 - Russian Kremlins

Thank you, Marina (MoreNebo) !

Received on: February 3, 2011
Travel time: 24 days
Distance: 1042 km (647 miles)

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