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Kazan Cathedral

okrug 78, Saint Petersburg, Russia

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral, also known as The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor, is a large and impressive nineteenth century cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Designed by Andrei Voronikhin , Kazan Cathedral was modelled on Rome’s Basilica of St Paul and completed in 1811.

Kazan Cathedral has had a diverse history, including being a symbol of Russian victory following the defeat of Napoleon in the war of 1812 and even being a museum of aethism during the Bolshevik era. Remnants of its history prevail. For example, the Mikhail Kutuzov, a famous Russian Field Marshal who led the Russians in 1812, is buried there to this day and the museum still occupies part of Kazan Cathedral, although it has since undergone a name change.

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