Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a Church in Moscow, Russia, on the bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks west of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 105 metres (344 ft), it is the tallest Orthodox church in the world.When Napoleon Bonaparte retreated from Moscow, Emperor Alexander I signed a manifest, 25 December 1812, declaring his intention to build a Cathedral in honor of Christ the Saviour "to signify Our gratitude to Divine Providence for saving Russia from the doom that overshadowed Her" and as a memorial to the sacrifices of the Russian people.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136530090
  • 9786136530093