Sunday, 12 April 2009
Today most Christians celebrate Easter and some contries even provide their people with extended week-end. Well, Russian Orthodox church will have Easter next Sunday, and there is no extra holiday on this occasion in Russia.
But today was a beautiful day in Moscow, warm and sunny. Temperature reached 10C for the first time this year, and I enjoyed watching cloudless sky and busy birds.
The photo represent Kazan Cathederal located in Red Square, next to Historical Museum. First mention of it is dated by 1625. Later the cathederal survived fire and numerous reconstruction, it became one of the most important churches in Moscow (and in Russia) until it was destroyed in 1936. In 1990-1993 the Cathederal (or, rather, exact copy) was rebuilt at its original location.