St.Basil's Cathedral

Moscow, Russia

Although it's known to everyone as St. Basil's, this legendary building is officially called "The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat". This Buetiful building is located at 109012, Red Square, Moscow, Russia. The building is very tall and has lots of color. Not only is the building tall, but there are multiple towers surrounding it.

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The Building was created in 1550, but the ground breaking didn't start until 5 years later in 1555. Construction went on for 5 1/2 years making the whole process about a 10 year construction. The famous Architects were Pòstnik Yàkovelv, and Iván Bàrmà. The building was made to symbolize an adversary of the tsar, publicity reprimanding Iván the Terrible for his cruel, bloodthirsty ways.
In 1545 their were bigger, better buildings then in Moscow. Moscow wanted to show off what they could do so they went on the build the massive 156 storie building. There were a few set backs to constructing the monument. The weather made a huge impact on how fast the monument was being constructed. Large amounts of hail, sleet, snow, and rain made something's hard to get done.
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People back then versus today thought of the monument somewhat the same. Back then they were always so earner to see what it had looked like inside because it had been being build for several years. Today, as it is open to the public daily, their are huge lines just to get into the building. The last 56 floors are not open to the public, their are stories told that there are church's up there or mabey even ancient items worth millions!
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We don't really honor the building unless it is to celebrate how many years it has been open. They may have prades to celebrate the anavarsary every 5-10 years but still, that's not very often. Although, we try not to remember the reason the building was built. Iván the Terrible was obviously a very bad person. He was typically a bad tempered, unpredictable person. No one ever knew what he was going to do next.
In conclusion, when and if you're in Moscow, you should take the time to just admire the hard work and dedication that went into constructing the monument. It truly is beautiful and this is something you would not waste you're time looking at.
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