Greater Church of the Ascension (see the description)

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The Greater Church of Christ's Ascension (Большое Вознесение) is one of the largest parish churches in downtown Moscow. It is a major landmark of Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street and Nikitskiye Vorota Square. It is named "greater" to prevent confusion with a nearby church of the same name.

The church was commissioned by Prince Potemkin, the owner of a neighbouring messuage, shortly before his death. The yellow-colored Neoclassical building was erected between 1798 and 1816.

It was in this church that Alexander Pushkin married Natalia Goncharova, a fact commemorated by their fountain statues on Nikitskie Vorota Square. It was also there that Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow held his last service; this is commemorated by a side-chapel dedicated in his name.

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❤ Nadiа ❤ on March 8, 2012

Many Thanks, Joe!

Petros Kalaitzis on March 13, 2012

Great shot! LIKE + YS. Greetings, Petros

❤ Nadiа ❤ on March 14, 2012

Thank You, My Dear Friend Petros!! I'm Glad You Liked!!

Paulo Bretas on March 20, 2012

Foto fantástica, L+F! Saudações doBrasil!

❤ Nadiа ❤ on March 20, 2012

Thank You, My Friend Paulo

Omar Gobbi on March 31, 2012

sensational photo, wonderful capture, <LIKE+ Fav>, best regards from Argentina. "Omar"

❤ Nadiа ❤ on March 31, 2012

Thank You So Much, My Dear Friend Omar!!

Dr.Azzouqa on April 9, 2012

Excellent composition.


Best wishes from Jordan.


❤ Nadiа ❤ on April 9, 2012

Thank You, My Friend Mustafa!!!

Sensei Yuri on April 21, 2012

Very nice photo
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Best wishes,
from Ukraine

❤ Nadiа ❤ on April 21, 2012

Thank You My Friend Yuri!!

Jan Sognnes on May 3, 2012

Magnificent detail of the church! Great blue hour shot! Very nice informations! Like & Favorite

Greetings, Jan

❤ Nadiа ❤ on May 3, 2012

Dear Jan!! Thank You Soooo Much!! Glad To Know That You Like :)

eziozerziani on May 11, 2012

Very interesting gallery,congrats Nadia



❤ Nadiа ❤ on May 11, 2012

Grazie Mille, My Friend Ermanno!! I'm Very Honoured By Your Words!!

spyros72 on May 16, 2012

Wonderful compocition!!!!! SUPERB PHOTO, LIKE. Hello my dear friend, Nαdiα Bαdαωi!!!!! Best wishes from Athens, Greece.

❤ Nadiа ❤ on May 16, 2012

Hello, Dear Spyros!! :) Thank You Very Much For Your Great Compliments And Likes!!

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