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The Cathedral of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in the pit is a Russian Orthodox church erected in Red Square in Moscow in 1555-61. Built by order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, which marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth from century.It 14 was the tallest building in Moscow until the end of Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.
The original building, known as "Trinity Church" and then "Cathedral of the Trinity", contained eight separate churches located around the ninth church in the center of the Intercession, the tenth church was erected in 1588 over the tomb of local saint venerated Vasily (Basil). In the 16 and the 17 th century church, considered the earthly symbol of the City of God, was popularly known as the "Jerusalem" and served as an allegory of the Temple of Jerusalem in the annual parade of Palm Sunday was attended by Patriarch Moscow and the Tsar.
The building, shaped like a flame of fire, rising into the sky, has no analogues in Russian architecture: "It's like no other building in Russia Nothing similar can be found throughout the millennium of the Byzantine tradition from the fifth to the fifteenth century. an astounding surprise by unexpected collation, complexity, and the glare of the many details of its design. "The Cathedral announced the completion of the national architecture of Russia in the 17th century.
A victim of state atheism, the church was stolen from the Russian Orthodox community as part of the Soviet trade unions and anti-theistic campaign has operated as a division of the State Historical Museum since 1928. It was completely secularized and by force in 1929 and from 2011, remains a federal ownership of the Russian Federation. The church has been part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.
It is often mislabeled as the Kremlin because of its location on the Red Square near the Kremlin.

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