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The Moscow river | by Tigra K
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The Moscow river

Krymsky Bridge or Crimean Bridge, 1938.


Behind it: Cathedral of Christ the Savior, 2000, Russian Revival style (also Pseudo-Russian, Neo-Russian, Russian Byzantine).


"The current church is the second to stand on this site. The original church, built during the 19th century, took more than 40 years to build. It was destroyed in 1931 on the order of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The demolition was supposed to make way for a colossal Palace of the Soviets to house the country's legislature, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Construction started in 1937 but was halted in 1941 when Germany invaded the Soviet Union. The Palace was never built. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the current church was rebuilt on the site between 1995 and 2000."


I dislike the new building, just as I think the original one was not a masterpiece either.


On the right is the famous Gorky Park, or Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.


On the left: the headquarters of the Russian Defense Ministry, 1951.


Moscow, 2016

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Taken on June 18, 2016