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Mosaics in the church on spilled blood  
   

Mosaics in the church on spilled blood

In Soviet times the church was shut down and left to rot, it wasn't until the 70's that it was re-opened and restored as a mosaics museum.
Beautiful Russia!

July 4th 2008
Am sat in a little cafe in the middle of Irkutsk, which would definately not have found had it not been for our guide Kostya, who has been brilliant. But back to that a bit later. Have done so much since arriving in Russia that really can't believe I have been here 12 days already. Its been non-stop the whole time, even 3 days on a train with enforced relaxation was anything but boring. St P ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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