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Orthodox church of your rising from the dead Council of the Saviour on Blood - by the channel of Griboyedov is built in the old Russki style, closely referring to the Orthodox church of Wasyl blest in Moscow. The council was built in the place, where 13 March 1881 r. (and according to the Julian calendar of 1 March) Aleksandras' killed tsar was left II.
II Aleksander died in the coup conducted by the Narodnaja organization of Goitre. The tsar died as a result of a bomb explosion thrown by the Polish assassin - of Ignacy Hryniewiecki. A fact is a curiosity, that second from assassins, being in a state of shock after the conducted coup, seeing the wounded tsar rushed for him with the help. The death of II Aleksander blighted chances of more further reforming you. After the murdered tsar III Aleksander who started the politics of the despotism assumed the power.
Construction began in 1883 under Alexander III, as a memorial to his father, Alexander II. Work progressed slowly and was finally completed during the reign of Nicholas II in 1907. Funding was provided by the Imperial family with the support of many private donors. The Church is prominently situated along the Griboedov Canal. The embankment at that point runs along either side of a canal. On March 13, 1881 (Julian date: March 1), as Tsar Alexander's carriage passed along the embankment, a grenade thrown by an anarchist conspirator exploded. The tsar, shaken but unhurt, got out of the carriage and started to remonstrate with the presumed culprit. A second conspirator took the chance to throw another bomb, killing himself and mortally wounding the tsar. The tsar, bleeding heavily, was taken back to the Winter Palace where he died a few hours later.
A temporary shrine was erected on the site of the attack while the project for a more permanent memorial was undertaken. It was decided that the section of the street where the assassination had taken place was to be enclosed within the walls of a church. The embankment was therefore extended out into the canal to allow the shrine to fit comfortably within the building and to provide space on the exterior wall for a memorial marking the spot where the assassination took place. Inside, an elaborate shrine was constructed on the exact place of Alexander's death, garnished with topaz, lazurite and other semi-precious stones. Amid such rich decoration, the simple cobblestones on which the tsar's blood was spilled and which are exposed in the floor of the shrine provide a striking contrast.

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