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17th Century religious Moscow  

Moscow 17th Century religious Moscow

the 1690 baroque Epiphany Cathedral, the 1630 merchants Church of the Trinity in Nikitniki with red & white spade gables rising from the square tower

August 3rd 2010
Moscow is so different to what I expected. Somehow I'd pictured a stark grey place full of angular, austere grey buildings. But it is so not like that. I automatically associate it with the Soviet era forgetting that it was a great city before Soviet times so its full of buildings in every architectural style possible and in all shades of pastel colours. Plus, the Soviet style isn't just a gre ... 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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