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Virtual tour of Moscow's St. Basil’s Cathedral

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The Cathedral of the Intercession of Our Lady on the Moat (its original name) was erected in 1555-1561 on the order of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible near Spassky Gate of the Kremlin. Russian builders Barma and Postnik are considered its architects. The cathedral is a votive memorial church built on a vow made by Ivan before the Kazan campaign of 1552.

The Cathedral of the Intercession of Our Lady on the Moat (its original name) was erected in 1555-1561 on the order of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible near Spassky Gate of the Kremlin. Russian builders Barma and Postnik are considered its architects. The cathedral is a votive memorial church built on a vow made by Ivan before the Kazan campaign of 1552.