Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Novosibirsk
It is one of the first stone constructions in Novonikolayevsk (former name of Novosibirsk). The church was built in Neo-Byzantine architectural style in 1896–1899. The building design was influenced by the design of Church of Our Lady the Merciful in St.Petersburg built a few years earlier.
It was opened and consecrated on December 29, 1899. In 1915 it became a cathedral.
The cathedral was a specific monument to Tsar Alexander III who initiated construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway which resulted in foundation of Novonikolayevsk (now Novosibirsk) as a new railway station.
In 1937, the cathedral was closed by Soviet authorities.
In 1988, the year of the 1000th anniversary of Kievan Rus' conversion to Christianity, a movement began for the restitution of the cathedra. In 1989, it was re-opened.
- Neo-Byzantine architecture in the Russian Empire
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - other cathedrals of the same name
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