Monday, May 6, 2013

RUSSIA ~Smolensk -The Assumption Cathedral~

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'
(Issued 25-05-2004)
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.


  1. Imposant gebouw en weer interessante postzegels. ^^

    1. In 't echt zijn de postzegels nog véééél mooier. De twee van de Amber room zijn in reliëf!!