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By clicking on this ***LINK***, you can see the difference between the Catholic and Orthodox altar.

The Assumption Cathedral

Constructed by the order of Ivan the Terrible. Austere and monumental, it follows the forms of the Assumption Cathedral of Moscow Kremlin which was a symbol of the state power. The narrow high windows in two rows underline the impressively thick walls.

The Assumption Cathedral is the church that is visited by pilgrims and tourists alike and unfortunately you are not allowed to flash there. All of the columns and walls are decorated with beautiful and ornate paintings and frescos and the giant iconostasis is also worth to take a closer look at.

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