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St Basils Cathedral.jpg

St Basils Cathedral.jpg

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Here is another view of this marvelous church. More accurately called the Cathedral of the Intercession, it was built in the 1550s with a series of adjoining chapels to commemorate Ivan the Terrible's capture of the Mongol stronghold of Kazan.

The popular name of St. Basil's derives from veneration of the prophet of that same name who foretold the Moscow fire of 1547.

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