Transfiguration Cathedral - Khabarovsk, Russia



The Transfiguration Cathedral on a steep bluff overlooking the Amur River in Khabarovsk stands 96 meters tall and is supposed to be the third tallest church in Russia after St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was built in 2001-04 to a traditional design reminiscent of Thon's works. The church is surmounted by four Ukrainian-style gilded domes, the central one being the largest. Its spectacular location on a hill was chosen by Alexis II of Moscow during a helicopter flight over Khabarovsk.


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