Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Izhevsk)

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Coordinates: 56°50′38.65″N 53°12′4.49″E / 56.8440694°N 53.2012472°E / 56.8440694; 53.2012472

The cathedral in 2007

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox church in Izhevsk, Udmurtia dedicated to St. Alexander Nevsky. The Neoclassical building has a round golden cupola, an Ionic portico and a steepled bell tower rising above it.

Like the Dnipropetrovsk Cathedral in Ukraine, the building was modeled on St. Andrew's Cathedral in Kronstadt (whose architect was Andreyan Zakharov).[1] It was erected between 1818 and 1823 and was visited by Alexander I of Russia within several months after its completion.[1] (Alexander Nevsky was the emperor's patron saint). In the Soviet years the building stood domeless and was used as a cinema.[1]

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