Friday, December 25, 2009

Ivan the Warrior Church in Moscow

There is a church in the Moscow that in accordance with a legend was built to commemorate the Battle of Poltava. It was created by Peter I’s drawing and at his expense in 1709 in the Moscow district which name is Bolshaya Yakimanka. Because of frequent flood of Moscow River the church has fallen into decay soon after consecration. Then Tsar Peter I ordered to build a new church on rising ground. He donated 300 golden rubles and a lot of bricks that then were aloud to be used only for construction of a new Russian capital Sankt Petersburg. This church was not destroyed during Stalin time and now is in a good shape.