Kazan Cathedral

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Kazan Cathedral information

Moscow , Russia
Nikolskaya ul 3
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Metro: Okhotny Ryad
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The original Kazan Cathedral was founded on this site at the northern end of Red Square in 1636, in thanks for the 1612 expulsion of Polish invaders (for two centuries it housed the Virgin of Kazan icon, which supposedly helped to rout the Poles). Three hundred years later, the cathedral was completely demolished, allegedly because it impeded the flow of celebrating workers during holiday parades. The little church that occupies the site today is a 1993 replica.