Ascension Cathedral, Novocherkassk

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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  • It's really impressive. I would advise you to take a guide and go upper floors, to the bell tower. The cathedral has a great history, as well as a town Novocherkassk.  more »
  • Insanely beautiful Cathedral, what can I say!? Of the Orthodox churches, cathedrals and churches of the most beautiful and "strong" position.
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  • The Ascension Cathedral is the third largest after the Isaakiveskogo Cathedral in St. Petersburg and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow the Orthodox Church in Russia. After the reconstruction, he became even more beautiful. Vozesenskij Cathedral is inextricably linked with the history of Russia and the Don land. Here lie the remains of the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812 Goda-Ataman Platov Ivanovich, count Matvei Vasily Vasil'evich Orlov-Denisov, Lieutenant-General Ivan Efremovicha Efremova, next to the Cathedral is on the Plaza of Yermak.
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  • The beautiful Cathedral, and outside and inside. Stands on a square of Yermak. The domes are gilded, in Chief a cross inserted Crystal, all this makes wondrous glow on sunny days, which Don most. During construction there were several collapses due to the quality of materials and work. The Cathedral, see now, this third version is the best. In the crypt of the Cathedral are buried remains of greats Don: generals platova, Orlov-Denisov, baklanov, Efremova. With 2014 Voznesensky Cathedral guards had learned of the patriarchal status Ascension military vsekazachego Cathedral.
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  • Its appearance is impressive. Its large size, painting, ancient icons. All around the Cathedral vylozhenno the pavement. As if all this takes us in the 19 century.
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  • Everything is fine, everything nicely! In the temple, not as in others, has its own characteristics, not all saints, you can put a candle.
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  • The Ascension Cathedral laid in 1805 g. with the Foundation of Novocherkassk. However, this building is already 3-m (founded in 1893 г.) the first 2 projects were unsuccessful. The third largest Orthodox Church in Russia. Cultural monument of Federal significance
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  • Majestic Temple! Inside the spacious and very beautiful!
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