Church of St John the Warrior
New Tretyakov Gallery
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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
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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. The gilt, wood-carved iconostasis was originally installed in the nearby Church of the Resurrection at Kadashi .