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About photo "The temple of Christ the Savior"The Cathedral of the Moscow diocese, and the Russian Orthodox Church. The decision to build it in commemoration of our gratitude to Divine Providence for saving Russia from threatening to it death was adopted by Emperor Alexander I in 1812. The temple was laid in1839 on the site of Alexis nunnery. In 1883, it was regarded as the highest building in Moscow and the biggest church in Russia. In 1931 the cathedral was blown up by order of Stalin. It was rebuilt only by the 2000 year.