The Cathedral of the Dormition, Moscow Kremlin

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The Cathedral of the Dormition (Russian: Успенский Собор, or Uspensky sobor) is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos. It is located on the north side of Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia, where a narrow alley separates the north from the Patriarch's Palace with the Twelve Apostles Church. Southwest is Ivan the Great Bell Tower. Separately in the southwest, also separated by a narrow passage from the church, is the Palace of Facets.

The Cathedral is regarded as the mother church of Muscovite Russia. In its present form it was 1475-79 at the behest of the Moscow Grand Duke Ivan III by the Italian architect Aristotele Fioravanti. From 1547 to 1896 it is where the Coronation of the Russian monarch was held. In addition, it is the burial place for most of the Moscow Metropolitans and Patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Comments (7)

Christos Theodorou on February 24, 2012

The contrast of colours is wonderful! - Kind regards.

❤ Nadiа ❤ on February 24, 2012

Many Thanks Dear Christos!!

Ulli Koch on April 8, 2012

Beautiful photo, great colors!

Best Regards Ulli

❤ Nadiа ❤ on April 8, 2012

Many Thanks, My Friend Ulli ;)

❤ Nadiа ❤ on June 12, 2012

Thank You, Dear Leguima!!

Nenad Obradovic on October 17, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

❤ Nadiа ❤ on October 17, 2012

Thank You So Much Again, My Friend Nenad Obr! ;-)

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Photo taken in Tverskoy District, Moscow, Russia

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  • Uploaded on May 7, 2011
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    by ❤ Nadiа ❤
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28
    • Taken on 2011/04/04 10:48:27
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 4.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash