While I am catching my bearings (and perhaps while I am in Manhattan for the weekend
for a wedding), I will show some more sights from my two weeks in Russia.
The Dormition Cathedral in Moscow's Kremlin is a 15th century Russian Orthodox church.
The coronation of Ivan the Terrible, the first Russian tsar, took place here in 1547. From 1721
onward, all Russian emperors were crowned here.
The Cathedral of the Annunciation faces the Dormition Cathedral across Cathedral Square.
It was consecrated in 1489 and was the personal chapel of the tsars.
The Church of Dimitry on Blood in Uglich is a beautiful little church built as a memorial to
eight-year old Dimitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible. He was murdered in 1591,
setting off three decades of turmoil.
Believe it or not, this St. Petersburg church was finished in 1908.
It is officially the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus, but it is called the Church of the
Savior of Spilled Blood because it commemorates the assassination of Tsar Alexander II on this spot.
Assassinating tsars and potential tsars seemed to be the national sport.