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Empress Catherine II instructions to build Russian Orthodox Church in Vyborg during her visit there in 1783. The church is designed by N.A. Lvovin. It was built of bricks in 1787?1789 in the new main square in Vyborg. It was quite a small church and presented classism and palladionism.

In the 1793's fire the old clock tower was so badly damaged that a new tower was decided to be built. The tower and extension of the church were finished in 1797. The interior of the church was renovated in 1816-1817 and in 1826 another side altar was built. The cupola of the church was renovated in 1863-1866 and over it they built a small onion cupola. More alterations were done in 1888-1889 and then the church got its present form.

In 1892 the church became a cathedral, when an Orthodox bishopric was founded in Finland.

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2007
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