Inside the St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

The Intercession Cathedral on the Moat (St. Basil's Cathedral), Moscow. The cathedral was built in 1555-1561 on orders from Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and the defeat of the Kazan Khanate on Intercession Day (early October 1552).

The Intercession Cathedral on the Moat (St. Basil's Cathedral), Moscow. The cathedral was built in 1555-1561 on orders from Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and the defeat of the Kazan Khanate on Intercession Day (early October 1552).

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The cathedral marks 455th anniversary

The Intercession Cathedral on the Moat (St. Basil's Cathedral), Moscow. The cathedral was built in 1555-1561 on orders from Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and the defeat of the Kazan Khanate on Intercession Day (early October 1552).

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