Friday, April 06, 2007

Stalin - Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Part II

Left, 1931 - the cathedral is blown up because the communists wanted the land for the proposed Palace of the Soviets (right)
The site lay empty and flooded until Nikita Krushchev built a massive swimming pool. The Russian Orthodox Church started building the new cathedral in 1994, completing it in 2000.

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour - Russia

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, from a postcard, circa 1910. It was destroyed by Stalin’s regime in 1931, and has since been rebuilt.

Wisdom, real time, real world

"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."

Humphrey Bogart