Sunday, October 16, 2011

Храм Василия Блаженного | Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral, is a Russian Orthodox church erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–1561. Built on the order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

The Saint Basil´s Cathedral, like The Kremlin and the Red Square, has been a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.

(top) The stamp is from 2001 and is Russia's contribution to that year's Europa stamps series, that year's theme being 'water' and showing Lake Baikal.

(bottom left) From 2008, St. Basil’s Cathedral.

(bottom right) From 2005 showing a Mig-29.


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