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Kazan Cathedral in Moscow


The miracle rescue of the Russian people from the Polish invasion is considered to be connected with the history of this cathedral. Kazan Cathedral, which is located in front of the Mint on the Red Square, is highly appreciated among Orthodox believers and welcomes every day anyone, who comes here to pray in front of the icon Theotokos of Kazan.

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Kazan Cathedral in Moscow
  • Kazan Cathedral in Moscow
  • Kazan Cathedral in Moscow
  • Kazan Cathedral in Moscow
  • Kazan Cathedral in Moscow
  • Kazan Cathedral in Moscow


g  Red Square, Moscow, Russia
g  55.755448,37.619179
м  Ploshchad' Revolutsii
g  +7(495)698-27-26

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Mon. - Sun. 08:00 - 18:00. To determine information on opening hours visit an official site.

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Religion and philosophy r

The foundation of the cathedral in connected with the beginning of the worship of the icon of Our Lady of Kazan (Theotokos of Kazan) firstly, in Moscow, then all around the country. The original information about the cathedral dates from 1625, the wooden church, which was build with the money of the Count Dmitry Pozharsky, was mentioned in these documents. The miraculous icon was an object of worship of the militia, which was commanded by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky. In 1611 the count triumphally brought this icon from his house on Lubyanka in emancipated from the Polish opression Kremlin. During the reign of the Emperor Peter the Great, the icon was transported to the new capital - Saint-Petersburg, where the Kazan Cathedral was constructed. The protopop Avvakum Petrov, who didn't accept the Church reform, what led to the dissent of the Russian Orthodox Church, served exactly in Kazan Cathedral. The steadfast priests, who didn't accept the church innovations, served here as well, and were sent to prison by the Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. Nowadays, the Kazan Cathedral is one of the most powerful and esteemed churches of the capital.

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The architecture of the cathedral is typical for the beginning of the XVII century. A foursquare shapeв cathedral without columns has one main cupola and is decorated with the carinate vaults. From three sides the cathedral is surrounded by hiatal galleries, which lead to the hip bell-tower in the North-Western corner. In the North-Eastern part there is a side-chapel, which is consecrated in honor of Abercius of Hieropolis. Well matched proportions of the cupola and good arrangement of the décor elements create the completeness of the whole composition. The color solution is rather symbolizing. The gold of the cupolas represents the Divine glow, red color is a symbol of the expiatory blood of Jesus Christ, and white color in architecture means chastity and detachment from the secular.