Church, Museum and Theatre in Moscow

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

(L) Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the early 20th century
(R) A demolition of the Cathedral in December 1931

For the economic development in Russia during the 1930s, it required funds. The dome of the church
contained over 20 tons of gold of excellent quality, and that the cathedral represented an unnecessary
luxury for the Soviet Union, and they thought the withdrawal of the gold would make a great contribution
to the industrialization of the country.In December 1931, by order of Stalin's minister, the Cathedral of
Christ the Saviour was dynamited.

In February 1990, the Russian Orthodox Church received permission from the Soviet Government to
rebuild the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. About one million Muscovites donated money for the project.

Reference: Wikipedia

The rebuilt Cathedral of Christ the Saviour across Moskva River

The central dome of the cathedral

(L)Google map of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
(R) Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and newly‐married couple

A young Russian woman in bridal dress was going up the stairs step by step toward the Cathedral.

(L) Cathedral of Christ the Saviour seen from the footbridge across the river from Balchug
It was constructed between 2003 and 2004.
(R) Kremlin viewed from the footbridge over Moskva River

A night view of Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

In 2012, five members of the group Pussy Riot staged an uninvited performance in the Cathedral, including
irreligious expressions of political opinions critical of the government. The members were arrested and jailed.

Icon of Our Savior in front of St. Nicholas Church stands at Tverskaya Zastava, near Belorusskaya metro station.
The stone Old Believer Church was built in Russian style in 1914-1921.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

(L)Fayum mummy portraits: Mummy portraits have been found across Egypt, but most common in the Faiyum Basin.
(R) Eberswalde Hoard is a Bronze Age hoard of 81 gold objects with a total weight of 2.59 kg.
It is in Russia, as part of the group of artifacts and works of art taken from Germany at the end of the Second World War.

(L) Apparition of the Sybil to the Emperor Augustus by Paris Bordone
(R) Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist and Saint George by Paris Bordone

Paris Bordone was an Italian painter of the Venetian Renaissance.

(L) Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther by Rembrandt are thought one of the best creations of Rembrandt's late period.
(R) Blue dancers by Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings.

The Red Vineyard by Vincent Gogh

(L) Madonna and a Child" by Lucas Cranach the Elder, a German Renaissance painter and printmaker
in woodcut and engraving
(M) Portrait of actress Jeane Samary" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who was a French artist who was
a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.
(R) Yvette Guilbert by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was a French painter, printmaker, draughts-man and illustrator.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located at just opposite
the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Bolshoi Theatre in 1883 after reconstruction by Alberto Cavos
Alberto Cavos, was a Russian-Italian architect for his theatre designs, and he is known as the builder of the Mariinsky
Theatre in Saint Petersburg (1859-1860) and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow ( 1853-1856).

Bolshoi Theatre

Performance in the Bolshoi Theatre in 1856

Bolshoi Theatre in 2014

Google map of the Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, designed by architect Joseph Bove, which holds
performances of ballet and opera. At that time, all Russian theatres were imperial property. Moscow
and St. Petersburg each had only two theatres, one intended for opera and ballet, and one for plays.
Because opera and ballet were considered nobler than drama, the opera houses were named Grand

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