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ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN MOSCOW
It is impossible to count all the churches in Moscow. Moscow Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church officially includes about 1,000 churches and chapels. However, it leaves out inactive churches, many of which are beautiful monuments of architecture.
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St. Clement's Church
St. Clement’s Church (Russian: Tserkov’ Klimenta Papy Rimskogo or Церковь Климента Папы Римского) is located in Pyatnitskaya Street, within the historic centre of Moscow. Its majestic building with light blue domes can be seen from afar.
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Stalinist Empire Style in Moscow
The period from the 1930s through the early 1950s is closely associated in Russia with the name of Joseph Stalin. This complex, controversial figure influenced so deeply every facet of the country’s life that historians began to distinguish the time of Stalin’s leadership as a separate ‘Stalinist Era’.
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Сhurch of the Intercession at Fili
The Church of the Intercession at Fili (Russian: Церковь Покрова в Филях) is one of the most notable and beautiful Naryshkin Baroque churches built at the end of the 17th century. After many historical twists and turns, the building accommodated not only a church, but also a hospital and even a paper products warehouse.
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Resurrection Church in Kadashi Sloboda
The history of the Resurrection Church in Kadashi goes back to the late 15th century: a church on this site is first mentioned in a document dated 1493. The stone church that can be seen in Kadashi today was built between 1687 and 1695.
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Martha and Mary Convent
Marfo-Mariinsky Convent is a female stavropegial monastery and one of the most visited in Moscow. People come here to pray, but also in search of help: lay sisters here are very much involved in charity and social work carrying on the good work of Holy Martyr Elizabeth Feodorova, the founder of the convent.
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Moscow Underground Architecture
The Moscow Metro is considered one of the most beautiful rapid transit systems in the world. Architecturally, this is a true underground museum, which can be accessed for the price of one ride. Each of its 222 stations is unique in its own way, and many of the stations built in the Soviet era are recognised as masterpieces of architecture.
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Historical Cemeteries of Moscow
There’s a gloomy aura typically surrounding old cemeteries. Sometimes they are seen as zones that have been ripped out of our world, the world of the living. But at the same time, these are places where people do their best to preserve the memory of their loved ones or in some cases even give rise to various cults.
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Stalin's Seven Sisters
The Seven Sisters, or ‘Stalin’s high-rises’, are undoubtedly among Moscow’s primary landmarks of Stalinist architecture, i.e. the style of building design prevalent during the time when Joseph Stalin was the General Secretary of the Communist Party and the Soviet leader.
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