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The Church of Christ's Resurrection (Our Savior of the Blood), Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Church of Christ's Resurrection

(usually called Our Savior of the Blood)

This church is built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881 and inside hosts a shrine to the Emperor. Its design was inspired by St Basil's Cathedral which dominates Moscow's Red Square. Following the October Revolution the church remained closed for over 50 years but following extensive restoration courtesy of the nearby St Isaak's cathedral, the interior once again reflects the beauty of its original design and the gilded onion domes once again shine in the sunlight.

Admission is relatively expensive, as more restoration work is needed, which requires funding. Location: Kanal Griboedowa emb., 2b.