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Kazan Cathedral on the corner of Nikolskaya ulitsa, was torn down between the world wars only to be recreated in 1933 using blueprints secretly made decades earlier by Pyotr Baranovskiy, the architect who risked his life to save St Basil`s.

The original Kazan cathedral was built in 1636 and was dedicated to the Virgin of Kazan - the victory over the polish invaders.

In 1936 the cathedral was demolished.

In 1990 the reconstruction according to all existing measurements started and ended in 1993. This is the example of reconstruction of the old cathedral demolished in the Soviet time.

Address: Nicolskaya st 1
Directions: Near Historical museum

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2011
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