Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Postcards from Moscow, Russia

Beautiful Russian Architectures
6 Sept, 2013 | From Andrey of Japan

Andrey sent me these three beautiful postcards while in Russia, his home-country. He spent a couple of weeks in Russia during his school break in Japan. He met with his family and friends in Russia - and of course, had lots of fun.

The postcards shows the finest examples of Russian Architecture. Russian architecture follows a tradition whose roots were established in the Eastern Slavic state of Kievan Rus'. After the fall of Kiev, Russian architectural history continued in the principalities of Vladimir-Suzdal, Novgorod, the succeeding states of the Tsardom of Russia, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the modern Russian Federation.

The second postcard is the Bolshoi Theatre, a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds performances of ballet and opera.

The third card is the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. It is a cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 103 metres (338 ft),[1] it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.

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