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The Church in honor of Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas (Tampere Orthodox Church) is an Orthodox church in Tampere, Finland, built in 1896-1899. designed by T.U. Yazykov. This temple is an example of a free interpretation of the neo-Byzantine style in Scandinavia.
The Orthodox Church in Tampere was built with charitable donations. The city authorities gave a plot of land for the church, local industrial enterprises - building materials, while the money for the construction was given by the Russian state and the Holy Synod.
The church building has seven domes, the main of which is 17 meters high. A bell tower with nine bells rises above the central entrance to the temple. One of these bells is the second largest in the country, weighing 4973 kg. In the basement of the church there is the Church of St. Nicholas of Mirliki.
During the war of 1918, the church was significantly damaged.
The red brick Tampere Orthodox Church is very picturesque. The interiors are also attractive: they are richly decorated with carvings. The iconostasis of the church was made in St. Petersburg and is an example of the romantic Western style in Russian art of the 18th century.
Orthodox Finns, parishioners of the church, speak Russian.
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Topic: Church in honor of Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas (Tampere Orthodox Church) in Finland, Tampere resort.