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Ascension Cathedral, Novocherkassk
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The Ascension Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox church in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia. It used to be one of the largest churches of the Russian Empire and the main church of the Don Host Province.The five-domed building, which stands 75 meters tall, is a notable example of the Russian Neo-Byzantine architecture. It was erected between 1891 and 1904 on the site of an earlier church. The first church on the site was built to Luigi Rusca's designs. It collapsed in 1846. A replacement church collapsed 17 years later.The existing church building was designed by a local architect, Alexander Yashchenko, and dedicated in 1905. The worshipers were expelled from the church by the Communists in 1934. The Orthodox congregation resumed services in the upper church in 1942, after the Communists had been ousted from the Don Region by the Wehrmacht.The Starocherkassk and Novocherkassk cathedrals are considered the main spiritual centres of the Don Cossackdom. Matvey Platov, Vasily Orlov-Denisov, Yakov Baklanov and other atamans of the Don Cossack Host are buried in the church. A bronze statue of Yermak, the conqueror of Siberia, in front of the porch was designed by Mikhail Mikeshin.
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  • The Cathedral is impressive, beautiful inside and out. Not so long ago, restoration work was carried out, all the bright murals.
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  • Grand impressed Cathedral on the day of the celebration of the Holy Virgin! Evening slide projection on the façade of the Cathedral, an unusually beautiful lights produced a vivid, lasting impression. The power and Majesty of the cathedral-here is the strongest feelings.
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  • Hit the Novocherkassk accidentally. Was driving home from the South. City impressed. I recommend a visit. Well, of course the main attraction is the Cathedral and the area around it. Area lined with stones, which brought the Cossacks from the hikes. Is impressive! Very interesting atmosphere of the city. I recommend to visit and enjoy this southern Russia
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  • Beautiful temple. First I think the Cossack Church in Russia. Illuminated at night. But somewhere up to 12 nights. Further savings. Not all square stone. Asphalt too much. Even more than necessary. The car is where to put the. The city in General. Many old houses. Slept on the street Mayakovsky. The temple is well visible from there. Yes, and next it. Come. At least for an hour, but it's worth it.
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  • The incredible Cathedral! One of the best! Everyone who happens to be in the Rostov region, highly recommend a visit!
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  • very beautiful. especially after restoration
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  • The best Cathedral in Russia. With the recent reconstruction.
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  • I really liked this Cathedral, although I've seen a lot.
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