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Moscow (Москва́´), is Russia's capital and largest city, with a rapidly growing population of more than 11 million people. Moscow is the country's primary transportation hub and home to its most renowned cultural, political and religious institutions. Founded in the 12th century as the capital of a minor principality, Moscow eventually emerged as the center of a unified Russian state in the 15th century. The capital was moved to the new city of St. Petersburg in 1703 under Peter the Great, but Lenin moved the capital back to Moscow in 1917. Moscow has been a site of great spiritual importance for most of its history. It has long claimed the title of "Third Rome," regarding itself as a spiritual successor to the imperial Christian capitals of Rome and Constantinople. The city is still the center of Russian Orthodox Christianity. The Patriarch of Moscow, whose residence is the Danilov Monastery, serves as the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Text Credit: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/russia/moscow.htm


Moscow Cathedrals - Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed
Moscow Cathedrals - Cathedral of the Annunciation - Kremlin
Moscow Cathedrals - Cathedral of the Mother of God's Kazan Icon - Red Square
Moscow Cathedrals - Cathedral of the Savior's Image
Moscow Cathedrals - Church of John the Warrior on Yakimanka Street
Moscow Cathedrals - Church of the Mother of God's Blachernae Icon - Kuzminki
Moscow Cathedrals - Kolomenskyoe - Church of the Ascension
Moscow Cathedrals - Novodevichy Convent - Cathedral of the Mother of God
Moscow Cathedrals - Novospassaky Monastery - The Bell-Tower (1759-1786) and Spaso-Preobrazhenski Cathedral, 1642-1647
Moscow Cathedrals - Pokrov Church of the Mother of God in Filli
Moscow Cathedrals - The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Moscow Cathedrals - The Cathedral of St. Triphon in Naprudny
Novodevichy - Intercession of Our Lady - Fresco in altar conch
Novodevichy - Interior of Smolensk Cathedral - Vaults and north-west
Novodevichy - Three Youths in a Fiery Furnace - Fresco in vestry conch
Novodevichy - Trinity - Fresco in Arch Before Altar
Novodevichy Convent - General View from the Air
Novodevichy Convent - Holy Prince Andrey Bogoliubsky - Fresco on North-East Pillar
Novodevichy Convent - Holy Prince Vsevolod-Gavriil - Fresco on North-East Pillar
Novodevichy Convent - Holy Princess Olga - Fresco on the North-West Pillar
Novodevichy Convent - North Portal of the Cathedral - 17th c. 17th-19th century Frescoes
Novodevichy Convent - St. Andrew Stratelates - Fresco on North-East Pillar
Novodevichy Convent - St. Catherine - Fresco on North-East Pillar
Novodevichy Convent - St. George - Fresco on North-East Pillar
Novodevichy Convent - St. Luke the Evangelist Paints Mother of God - Fresco on the West Wall
Novodevichy Convent - West Portal of the Cathedral - 16th Century of the Mother of God's
Novodevichy Convent - Wishing to Save the World - (Akathistos to the Mother of God - Okios 10) - Fresco on the West Wall