Assumption Cathedral

Western Siberia

The massive Assumption Cathedral was rebuilt after the collapse of the USSR. The Lenin statue that stood nearby was removed in the 2000s – rumour has it a pious official decided the great atheist had no business being anywhere near a house of God.

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