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St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral description and photos - Crimea: Yalta. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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St. Alexander Nevsky was built in honor of the Russian Emperor Alexander II, who died at the hands of the People's Will. Empress Maria Feodorovna took part in laying the first stone on March 1, 1891, on the day of the tenth anniversary of the death of the emperor. The cathedral was consecrated on December 4, 1902 in the presence of Emperor Nicholas II, his family and retinue.
Two-tiered, with open galleries, the Yalta cathedral was built in the Old Russian style and is decorated with numerous decorative elements: pilasters, icon cases, portals, hearts , hipped porch. White and pink tones gave it an elegant look. A three-tiered bell tower was built near the cathedral, 11 bells for which were cast in Moscow. The icons for the cathedral were painted by craftsmen from Mstera in the Vladimir province.
The interior was designed by the architect S.P. Kroshechkin, the iconostasis, dome and walls were painted by the Kiev artist I.Murashko. The mosaic with the image of the holy prince on the outside of the church was made by the disciples of the Venetian A. Salviati. The domes of the temple were covered with gold.
In 1938 the temple was closed, the bells were sent to be melted down. A sports club was set up in the cathedral. In the post-war years, St. Luke (V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky) served in the cathedral several times on major church holidays, and from the beginning of the 50s, his associate and friend, Mitred Archpriest Mikhail Semenyuk, was the rector. The service, resumed during the Great Patriotic War, has not been interrupted since then.
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