Category: Architecture Photography
Posted: February 21, 2019

in Sankt Petersburg, Russia.

the spilled blood

by supergold

This church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881. The church was built between 1883 and 1907. The construction was funded by the imperial family. Construction began in 1883 during the reign of Alexander III, 2 years after the assassination of his father Alexander II. The church was dedicated to be a memorial to his father, Alexander II. . Estimates suggest that the construction cost 4.5 million rubles. The construction was completed during the reign of Nicholas II in 1907. Funding was provided by the Imperial family with the support of many private donors. The church contains over 7500 square meters of mosaics?according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world.
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