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The Archangel Cathedral was built in 1505-1508 by the Venetian architect Alevisio and dedicated to the Archangel Michael, the protector of warriors and monarchs engaged in their rightful deeds. From the 14th to the 18th century the cathedral was used as the burial place of Moscow princes and Russian Tsars. There are 46 tombs but unfortunately the stone sarcophagus were made during the 17th century which means they all look fairly similar. In the 18th century, the Cathedral was decorated with portraits of entombed princes and Tsars. The icon of the Archangel Michael (created in 1399) can be found inside.
This small church nestled behind the Cathedral of the Assumption was built by skilled artisans from Pskov during the years 1484 to 1486. The church took its name from a robe said to have staved off a Tatar onslaught. The interior is covered in religious frescoes dating mostly from the seventeenth century, depicting the great figures of religion and history in Russia. Looking up you will see Christ and the Virgin Mary, while the church's pillars are decorated with portraits of the likes of Prince Vladimir and Alexander Nevskii, conqueror of the Swedes and mythic Russian hero.
The largest, oldest and the most important cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin is the Dormition Cathedral. An Italian architect named Aristotle Fioravanti (who was commissioned by Ivan III) designed and built the cathedral between 1474 and 1478. After its construction, the cathedral became the primary church of the Russian State and as a result, the site of coronations, victory services, weddings and funerals of Russian monarchs. The cathedral's frescoes and icons are of particular interest.
Saint Sophia Church is a stunningly beautiful house of prayer associated with the Moscow Patriarchate. This parish church is situated in the heart of the capital city of Moscow, and dates back to 17th Century. Located just a stone's throw away from the beautiful Moscow Kremlin, this church stands out in the skyline of the Balchug with its ornate bell tower constructed in the unique revivalist architectural style.