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St. Basil's Cathedral marks its 450th anniversary
11.07.2011 19:19
St. Basil's Cathedral marks its 450th anniversary

St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square will mark its 450th anniversary. The celebrations will last since July 12, the day when the cathedral was finished and blessed, till October 14, on Pokrov (the Orthodox holiday of Intercession), to which the cathedral is dedicated.

      
To renovate the building before the anniversary celebrations 390 million rubles ($14 million) in state and sponsorship funds were invested.

      
The church has served as a branch of the State Historical Museum since 1928 and remains the federal property of the Russian Federation, though services are conducted there every Sunday under an agreement between the museum and the Russian Orthodox Church.

      
In 1990, UNESCO declared the cathedral a World Heritage Site as part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square complex.

Author: Irina Fomina

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