I admire the decorative facades, interesting stained glass windows and interiors of the church.
Today is Easter therefore I want to show you the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in St. Petersburg.
1721 is considered the foundation year of the monastery on the Neva river embankment. Later a new monastery church in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin was founded in 1895 in the pseudo-Russian style.
The lower part of the church is covered with gray granite. For the first time in construction the domes were lined with aluminum sheets. As you see they are of rare and original forms. I took pictures of interiors that are beautifully and richly gilded. The size of the iconostas is amazing, the walls are completely covered with paintings.
In the 1920s, all values of the church were removed by the authorities, and the rest of the monks were arrested. The priceless paintings on the walls were simply painted over. Restoration work began in 1990, which is still going on.
There is an Orthodox choir during the service. Although this amazing church is not recognized as a tourist destination, I'd recommend you to visit it when you are in Saint Petersburg.