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This is the largest and the most historic of the cathedrals in the Kremlin.

Here princes, grand princes and tsars were crowned by themetropolitan or patriarch; here metropolitans and patriarchs were enthroned and buried, and here many a chapter in the history of Moscow and of Russia began or was concluded.

From its completion in 1479 until the 17th century it provided an unmatchable model forall cathedral - building in Russia. The icon painters Dionisius, Timofey, Yarets and Konia painted the cathedral's iconostasis in 1481.The painting of the cathedral was completed in 1513-15. Of great artistic merit are the surviving murals dating from 1642-43.
The original iconostasis has not survived. It was replaced in 1652-53 by a new one.

The proclamation of acts of state (for example there unification of the Ukraine with Russia in 1654) were made in the Cathedral of the Dormition.

It was also the coronation church and the burial place of Moscow's metropolitans and patriarchs.

Address: Kremlin area, Moscow
Directions: Downtown

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