Courtesy Herbert Groot Jebbink.
Moscow is filled with beautiful churches and cathedrals in
the Russian onion-domed style. Internet resources on Christianity
are available from the Russian Christian Home Page
Russian versions), courtesy of Oleg Voskresensky:
Churches and Monasteries around Moscow
- Description of the early history of
Russian Orthodox church and architectural styles of Russian churches.
- The Cathedral of St. Basil (Vasily) the Blessed
on the Red Square (Pokrovski Cathedral)
Cathedral of the Saviour viewed from the Kremlin, Moscow.
This cathedral was destroyed in 1930s. Photo from a stereoscopic
negative in the Keystone-Mast Collection (California Museum of
Photography, University of California, Riverside).
Steven Grimm took pictures of two stone wall carvings
which were rescued from the Cathedral of Saviour before
it was exploded: (1)
St.George and (2)
Blessing of St.George.
Kremlin Church Towers ("Blue Heart Tours" server in Washington, DC)
- The church of the
Ascension at Kolomenskoye.
Built in 1532 by Prince Vasili III, the Church of the
Ascension is one of the earliest tent-roofed churches in Russia. It
represents the first use of the traditional wooden tent design for a
stone structure, and as such was influential in church design of
much of Russia in the following centuries.
Georgia Neokesariskogo church (SunSITE Russia server,
Nikola's church in Hamovniky (SunSITE Russia server,
Pokrovsky church in Izmailovo (SunSITE Russia server, Moscow)
- The Holy Trinity church in Nikitniky (around 1640):
- St.Danilov's monastery: 1st GIF file
(SunSITE Russia server in Moscow) and
2nd GIF file
(from V.Pekkel's collection)
To the left: church of Holy Fathers of Seven Ecumenical Councils,
- Churches on the Krutitskoe yard: 1st GIF file
(from the SunSITE Russia server),
2nd GIF file
(a postcard from V.Pekkel's collection)
The Church of the Conception of St. Anne
(from S.Grimm's collection).
Cathedral of the Holy Mother of Kazan, being restored.
(from S.Grimm's collection)
- The church in Fili,
1693-1694. (from V.Pekkel's collection)
- Donskoi Monastery (pictures from S.Grimm's collection).
The Old Cathedral of the Donskaya Virgin and another
church in the monastery.
- On-line information about Russian Orthodox Church from the
Brief excerpts from the articles about
early history and art.
- Igor Mazin
presents 3 rare views: Church of Saint George,
Taininskaya Church, Church of Resurrection in Kadashi.
Assumption Cathedral (Uspensky cathedral), photo by Joe Arnstein, email:
to the north from Moscow).
If you know a hyper-link to a relevant site not mentioned here,
Last update: April 4, 1999.
All Regions of Russia in Pictures.
Pictures from Moscow.