St. Basils Cathedral - Moscow Russia

5 years ago

Back to the days of early social studies/history class. I remember learning about Russia and the Soviet Union, but the thing I remember the most was the St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow and for the worst reason ever. I remembered the St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow because my teacher had said that the builder of the Cathedral was blinded so he could not recreate such a structure again. I kind of had a hard time remembering what the name of the Cathedral was so I kind of had to use the power of google, but did remember it was St. ____ in Moscow. This structure was built from 1555 and 1561 by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. The Cathedral consists of 9 chapels each with its individual dome. Eight of them surround the 9th forming a star if viewed from above. The inside is not as extravagant as the outside and is more modest and doesn`t even have ample seating for worshippers. I would think that the inside would be as vivid as the outside in colors and designs but I guess not.

Do you remember learning about the builder being blinded?
Have you visited Moscow or Russia before?

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