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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very beautiful temple. One of the most beautiful I've seen. Exceptional looks at sunrise and sunset.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I do not go here, I live here. This temple to my eyes reached peaks of magnificence, which he also possesses today. undoubtedly this Cathedral is among the most basic and biggest temples of Russia. ulterior motive it was given the status of the patriarchal Church, this status also has only one Temple of the Dormition. This level of capital sights. To all who will be in Novocherkassk highly recommend to visit and, in addition, go and visit its cathedral Starocherkassk, stand on the plates, which stood at one time sovereign person.
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  • August 8, 2017
    If you want to see the masterpiece of architecture, this true Center of the Don Cossacks, you should visit the Cathedral square and the Cathedral itself. Here is very beautiful. Of course, church services are held. The Easter holiday on the façade of the Cathedral are projected paintings with biblical scenes.
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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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  • Since childhood I love coming there. There's a stunning painting, beautiful, ancient icons and tremendous energy.
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  • Very nice, yes the pavement area is covered, but that's the whole charm of the place
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  • in the evening the County often is going to the youth and listen to very loud mkzyku
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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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