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450th Anniversary of St Basil's Cathedral


450th Anniversary of St Basil's Cathedral, Today google made a beautiful tribute logo for 450th anniversary of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow Russia, This St Basil's Cathedral was the Most Famous Church in Russia, In terms of Architectural Style this Cathedral was really unique, It was a unique shaped building as a flame of a bonfire rising into the sky. Well anyway how is the history of this St Basil's Cathedral?

History of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia.

St Basil's Cathedral was a Russian Orthodox church erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–61. Built on the order of Ivan IV of Russia to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, it marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth since the 14th century. It was the tallest building in Moscow until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600



The building's design, shaped as a flame of a bonfire rising into the sky, has no analogues in Russian architecture: "It is like no other Russian building. Nothing similar can be found in the entire millennium of Byzantine tradition from the fifth to fifteenth century ... a strangeness that astonishes by its unexpectedness, complexity and dazzling interleaving of the manifold details of its design." The cathedral foreshadowed the climax of Russian national architecture in the 17th century.

The church has operated as a division of the State Historical Museum since 1928. It was completely secularized in 1929 and, as of 2011, remains a federal property of the Russian Federation. The church has been part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.

It is often mislabeled as the Kremlin due to its location on Red Square in immediate proximity of the Kremlin

Take a look inside the St Basil's Cathedral



For further information about this St Basil's Cathedral you can refer to their wikipages here.

Today Russia celebrate the 450th anniversary of Saint Basil's Cathedral so it isn't obvious if google pay a tribute to this Most Famous Church in Russia.




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