Лекция: The Archangelsky Cathedral

The Archangelsky Cathedral was built in 1505-1508 by the Italian architect, Aleviso Novy. It is cubical in shape, with fine domes. The tombs of the Moscow Princes and tsars are here.

The Blagoveshchensky (Annunciation) Church

The Blagoveshchensky (Annunciation) Church was built in 1484 by architects from Pskov and enlarged in 1542 during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. The cathed­ral's icons include works by the oldest Russian artists: Theophanes Grek, Andrey Rublev and Prokhor of Gorodets. The murals of 1508 are the work of Feodosy, the son of Dionysius.

The Majestic Campanile of Ivan Veliky was built in 1505-1508 and was completed in 1600 during the reign of Boris Godunov. It was, in ancient times, the Kremlin watch-tower. It is 81 m high.

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