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Kremlin - Cathedral of the Dormition, Moscow: 5 reviews and 16 photos
The Dormition (Falling Asleep or Death) of the Virgin, a festival celebrated by the Orthodox Church on the 15th of August,corresponds to the Roman Catholic festival of the Assumption, also celebrated on 15 August.
The Cathedral of the Dormition is, therefore, sometimes referred to - incorrectly - as the Cathedral of the Assumption.
Inside the church decoration is dominated by its fresco painting. The huge iconostasis dates from 1547, but its two highest tiers are later additions from 1626 and 1653/1654 under Patriarch Nikon.
However, one of the most important cult images of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Theotokos of Vladimir kept at the Cathedral from 1395-1919 is now at the Tretyakov Gallery.
You can watch my 3 min 35 sec Video Moscow Kremlin Cathedral Square part 2 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
Unfortunately it's strictly forbidden to take photos and videos inside. I have only a few which I took furtively...
Directions: You can watch my photo of Moscow on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 55° 45' 3.35" N 37° 37' 0.33" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Cathedral of the Dormition .
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