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Church of the Deposition of the Virgine's Robe (the Rizopolozhenija Church) served as a house temple of Russian metropolitans and patriarches. Pskov masters constructed this church in 1485 in traditions of early Moscow architecture.
The name of the church is connected with a Christian holiday - transferring of a cope (coverlet) of the Virgin from Palestin to Constantinople and its position in the well-known temple in Vlaherna (a suburb of Constantinople where there was an imperial palace). The cope of the Virgin is esteemed in Russia as a relic protecting a city from enemies.
The interior of this church is noteworthy. Four square pillars support thevaulted roof. The walls and pillars are covered with paintings strictly canonical in content. The paintings were made in 1644 by Sidor Pospeyev and Ivan Borisov (who had also worked on frescoes in the Cathedral of the Dormition) and by Semion Abramov.
In 1955-56 the frescoes were cleared of later over paintings and fixed. Restored at the same time was the church's iconostasis, the icons of which were painted in 1627 bya team of artists led by the noted icon painter Nazary Istomin-Savin. The church's northern galler y now houses a small exhibition of wooden handicrafts.
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Address: Moscow Kremlin Sobornaya Square
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