Central Asia :: Russia
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The Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed in Moscow is more formally known as the Cathedral of Intercession of Theotokas on the Moat. This Russian Orthodox church, located in Red Square, was erected in 1555-61 to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan; it is located in the exact geometric center of the city. Since 1928 it has operated as a division of the State Historical Museum. The church was totally secularized in 1929; it is part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO World Heritage site.
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