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Dolgoprudny is a town with a population of about 97,000 people located in Moscow region, in the vicinity of Moscow. In the south and east the town almost merges with the northern outskirts of Moscow.

Relatively recently, in 1997-2003, a beautiful church was built here – the Church of the Kazan Icon of Our Lady.

The Church of the Kazan Icon of Our Lady in Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque church

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Cubism theme from the previous post about the Russian army has received an unexpected continuation. The trend has gone further and has already reached the very heart of Russia – Red Square in Moscow.

Because of restoration work, Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin, for the first time in modern history, has become a constructivist object. Red Square looks very unusual now. Also, New Year’s Fair is held in the square these days. The photos were taken by periskop

Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin - the object of constructivism, Moscow, Russia, photo 1

unique view of Red Square

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The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the largest Orthodox Monastery in Russia, located in the center of Sergiev Posad in Moscow region.

It is considered that the monastery was founded in 1337. In the Middle Ages, the monastery played a prominent role in the political life of the North-Eastern Russia. Photos by Dmitry Gazin

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the largest Russian monastery

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The Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir

The Dormition (Uspenskiy) Cathedral in Vladimir is an outstanding monument of white-stone architecture of pre-Mongol Russia (the 12th century). Today, it is the cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church and the National Museum.

Historically, before the rise of Moscow, it was the main cathedral of Vladimir-Suzdal Russia. This cathedral is one of the few temples with preserved frescoes of Andrei Rublev. In 1992, the Dormition Cathedral was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Photos by Petr Ushanov

The Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir, Russia, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument

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Two castles of Yoshkar-Ola

Anyone coming to Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of Mari-El Republic, will definitely experience cognitive dissonance. The architecture of the city includes Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Islam; European and Asian motifs; skill and carelessness.

Let’s look at just two interesting new buildings. These two castles were built over the past four years in the center of the city, on the bank of the Malaya Kokshaga River. The new Republican Puppet Theater and the office complex “12 Apostles”. Photos by Dmitry Gazin

Two castles of Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, photo 1

unusual urban landscape for Russia

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Moscow International Business Center “Moscow City” is a business district being built on Presnenskaya waterfront in Moscow. This place brings together business, apartments, and leisure.

Construction is carried out on the site of a former quarry, on a total area of about 100 hectares. In 2014, the volume of investments reached $ 12 billion. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Moscow International Business Center, Russia, photo 1

a couple of sunset views of Moscow

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Kul Sharif Mosque is standing on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin. It is the main mosque of the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan.

Construction of the mosque began in 1996. It was a re-creation of the legendary mosque of the capital of the Kazan Khanate that was destroyed during the storming of Kazan by the troops of Ivan the Terrible in October 1552.

Kul-Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia, photo 1

the symbol of Tatarstan

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Vladimirskiy Cathedral in St. Petersburg

The cathedral of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God or simply Vladimirskiy Cathedral is an Orthodox church standing on Vladimir Square in St. Petersburg.

It is dedicated to one of the most revered icons in Russia. This five-domed church is a monument of architecture of the transitional style from baroque to classicism. Photo by Ilya Melikhov

Vladimirskiy cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, also known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, was built on the place where March 1, 1881, as a result of the assassination, the Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

The church was built by the order of the Emperor Alexander III in 1883-1907 as a monument to the Emperor Alexander II with funds collected throughout Russia. It is standing in the historic center of Saint Petersburg on the banks of Griboedov Canal near the Mikhailovsky Garden. The height of the church – 81 meters, the total capacity – up to 1,600 people. Photo by Andrey Rumyantsev

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Trinity Church, built in 1827-1832, is located near Pyatino village (western edge of Ulyanovsk region). Previously, next to the church, there was a manor of noble family of Annenkov.

The church is rapidly decaying; domes and columns in the interior are crumbling. It looks like nobody cares about preserving it. Pyatino landscape is definitely one of the most fascinating Russian landscapes. Photos by av_otus

Abandoned church, Pyatino village, Russia, photo 1

abandoned beauty

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