A great view of one of the many beautiful Orthodox Cathedrals in Russia (RU-1669730). Thanks Alyona !
With fantastic stamps:
Amber Room- Cameo 'Moses and Pharaon' and 'Engraved Head'
Contemporary Russian art.A.I.Suhovetsky "Autumn. Interior. 1992."
The Cathedral of the Assumption, dominating the city of Smolensk from the lofty Cathedral Hill. The first brick church on the spot was started by Vladimir Monomakh in 1101 but was as damaged during the great Siege of Smolensk (1609-11). The current 6-pillared 5-domed edifice was constructed over a period of almost 100 years, but it was eventually completed in 1772.
Smolensk is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and located on the Dnieper River.The city has the honorary status of Hero City.