Church of the Savior on Blood

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

Architect: Alfred Alexandrovich Parland

Year Completed: 1907

The "blood" of the most common name, Church of the Savior, refers to the murder of Tsar Alexander II on the site as well as the blood of Jesus Christ. The church has a turbulent history—in the early 1930s, the Soviet government closed the church due to interior damage from looters, and during World War II, the church was used as a warehouse for vegetables.

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