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“St. Basil’s through the lens” photo exhibition held in GUM

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An exhibition of the work of Georgy Sapozhnikov, a photographer with the State Historical Museum, has opened in the GUM department store in Moscow to mark the 450th anniversary of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

An exhibition of the work of Georgy Sapozhnikov, a photographer with the State Historical Museum, has opened in the GUM department store in Moscow to mark the 450th anniversary of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

© RIA Novosti . Alexei Filippov / Go to the photo bankAn exhibition of the work of Georgy Sapozhnikov, a photographer with the State Historical Museum, has opened in the GUM department store in Moscow to mark the 450th anniversary of St. Basil’s Cathedral.
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An exhibition of the work of Georgy Sapozhnikov, a photographer with the State Historical Museum, has opened in the GUM department store in Moscow to mark the 450th anniversary of St. Basil’s Cathedral.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Filippov / Go to the photo bankThe main idea of the exhibition is to focus on the cathedral’s exquisite details.
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The main idea of the exhibition is to focus on the cathedral’s exquisite details.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Filippov / Go to the photo bankThe details captured in the 40 photos on display can be difficult to see with the naked eye.
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The details captured in the 40 photos on display can be difficult to see with the naked eye.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei FilippovFirst-time visitors to the cathedral can be overwhelmed by all the frescoes and decorative details. It’s difficult to appreciate them all in one visit.
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First-time visitors to the cathedral can be overwhelmed by all the frescoes and decorative details. It’s difficult to appreciate them all in one visit.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Filippov / Go to the photo bankPhotographer Georgy Sapozhnikov selected photos that “capture the beauty of the majestic cathedral in its many details.”
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Photographer Georgy Sapozhnikov selected photos that “capture the beauty of the majestic cathedral in its many details.”
© RIA Novosti . Alexei FilippovGeorgy Sapozhnikov sees church photography as a way to “communicate in photos the mastery of ancient architects and painters.”
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Georgy Sapozhnikov sees church photography as a way to “communicate in photos the mastery of ancient architects and painters.”
© RIA Novosti . Alexei FilippovThe Cathedral of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, better known as St. Basil's Cathedral, was commissioned by Tsar Ivan the Terrible and built in the middle of the 16th century to commemorate Russia’s victory over Kazan, which was then part of the Golden Horde.
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The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, better known as St. Basil's Cathedral, was commissioned by Tsar Ivan the Terrible and built in the middle of the 16th century to commemorate Russia’s victory over Kazan, which was then part of the Golden Horde.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei FilippovThe exhibition will run until July 26.
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The exhibition will run until July 26.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei FilippovThe exhibition is being held as part of the celebration marking St. Basil’s 450th anniversary. The celebration began on July 12 and will run for six months through October 14.
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The exhibition is being held as part of the celebration marking St. Basil’s 450th anniversary. The celebration began on July 12 and will run for six months through October 14.
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