"Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer" Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer Tip by xxgirasolexx

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In 1931, this cathedral was destroyed by Stalin's orders. Under Yuriy Luzhkov's direction, the basic structure of the new cathedral was built between 1994 and 1997. Previous to that, the site was occupied by an outdoor swimming pool. The total cost of the project came to around US$200 million. The floor area is about 9,000 square meters and can accommodate more than 10,000 people. The original structure was started in 1839 and was to commemorate the miraculous deliverance of Moscow from Napoleon's Grande Armee. As for Stalin, his plan, which was never realized, was to replace the Cathedral by a Palace of Soviets which would be 315 meters and topped with a 100 meter statue of Lenin.

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  • Updated Jul 26, 2005
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