Click on above photo to view it in large format: Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow stands on the site of a prior church that was demolished by Stalin during the Communist era, Reconstructed in the 1990’s, the current cathedral is very popular with Muscovites who attend daily orthodox services.
Click on above photo to view it in large format: Visitors toss coins at Red Square entrance while standing on “Zero Kilometer,” the place from which all distances in Moscow are measured. The practice is said to bring good luck. It is uncertain if there is any truth to the superstition, but clearly it is lucky for the senior citizens who rush to retrieve the coins as soon as they hit the ground.
Click on above photo to view it in large format: Dormition Cathedral, Patriarch’s Palace, and Church of the Twelve Apostles, located in Cathedral Square, inside the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow. Coronation and funeral processions of all the Russian tsars were held at churches on this square over the centuries.