St.Basil's Cathedral

Location: Moscow

Architect: Postnik Yakovlev

Year Completed: 1561

St. Basil's Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century to commemorate a military victory. The church also marks the geometric center of Moscow. As part of the Soviet Union's anti-theist campaigns, St. Basil's Cathedral was completely secularized in 1929 and remains a federal property of the Russian Federation.

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