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Trinity Cathedral of the Life-Giving description and photos - Russia - Far East: Magadan. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Cathedral of the Life-Giving Trinity in Magadan is the largest Orthodox church in the Far East and has become a real decoration of the city. The cathedral is a two-storied five-domed temple with a zakomarny ending.
The cathedral resembles the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior and is considered one of the highest in the country. Its total height is over 70 m, thanks to which the cathedral is clearly visible from anywhere in the city.
Until 1985, on the site of the modern cathedral, there was a building of the House of Soviets, the construction of which was never completed. The construction of the cathedral began in 2001 and was completed 7 years later. The upper part of the Cathedral was almost completely completed on the basis of the unfinished House of Soviets. A partially disassembled metal frame was used as the basis for the supporting structures of the temple.
The main sponsor of the construction of the cathedral was the president of the Maxotsbank in Magadan M.S. Kartashova. Since the volume of construction work was very large, several contractors were involved in the construction.
The volumetric-spatial composition of the Cathedral of the Life-Giving Trinity, as well as its proportions, were designed taking into account the size of the surrounding buildings, which successfully influenced the formation of the development of the square in front of the cathedral. The walls of the cathedral are five-tier and have two tiers of arched windows. There are chapels on both sides of the main entrance to the cathedral. The interior of the cathedral was painted by the artists of the Palekh icon-painting workshop. Two great values of the cathedral - icons for the iconostasis, 3 m high, were painted by the best icon painters of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.
The main architects of the Cathedral of the Trinity of Life-Giving Steel: V. Kolosov and E. Kolosova, and design engineers: E. Sysalov, M. Yaskevich, B. Nevretdinov and A. Reznik.
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