Church of St John the Warrior

sights / Religious

Church of St John the Warrior information

Moscow , Russia
Street ul Bolshaya Yakimanka 48
Getting there
metro Oktyabrskaya
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Lonely Planet review

The finest of all Zamoskvorechie’s churches mixes Moscow and European baroque styles, resulting in a melange of shapes and colours. It was commissioned by Peter the Great in thanks for his 1709 victory over Sweden at Poltava. Inside, the gilt, wood-carved iconostasis was originally installed in the nearby Church of the Resurrection at Kadashi . The iconostasis was moved when the latter church was closed (it now houses a restoration centre).