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2013 Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, St.Petersburg

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Kazan Cathedral also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan was dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, the most respected icon in Russia.
It was designed by Andrey Voronikhin after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
During Napoleon's invasion of in 1812, and the commander-in-chief Mikhail Kutuzov asked Our Lady of Kazan for help. When the war was the cathedral was perceived primarily as a memorial to the Russian victory against Napoleon. Kutuzov himself was interred in the cathedral in 1813; his bronze statue one can see in front of the cathedral.

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A: The Kutuzov monument and Kazansky Cathedral

by Alexey Klement, 10 meters away

The Kutuzov monument and Kazansky Cathedral

B:

by Yuriy Filatov, 30 meters away

C:

by Igor Leontyev, 50 meters away

D: Сквер перед Казанским собором в Петербурге. Square in front of Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

by Koshelev, 60 meters away

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Сквер перед Казанским собором в Петербурге. Square in front of Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

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by Serge Vorobiev, 60 meters away

F: Nevskiy 26

by Ivan Garanin, 60 meters away

Nevskiy 26

G: Казанский собор

by Oleg Lobanov, 60 meters away

Казанский собор

H: The Kazan Cathedral

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 80 meters away

The Kazan Cathedral

I:

by Yuriy Filatov, 80 meters away

J:

by Serge Vorobiev, 90 meters away

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