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Uspenski Cathedral

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Helsinki, Finland.

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Aleksei Gornostajev based the design for Uspenski Cathedral on that of a Russian 16th Century church, and had four immense granite monoliths brought in to support the largest, central dome and rich red bricks from the destroyed Bomarsund fortress. There are 13 gold and copper onion domes in all atop this largest of Western Europe’s Orthodox churches, said to represent Christ and the Apostles, and the vast ceiling supports many large, heavy chandeliers to light the rows of icons which line the walls, one of which is said to work miracles.

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