Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Cathedral of Christ the Savior
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is a beautiful, golden and white colored cathedral established in Moscow, Russia. It is built on the northern side of the Moskva River. This cathedral has a total height of over 105 meters, which makes it the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the entire world. A lovely shot of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is printed on the neat acrylic fridge magnet that can serve as both souvenir and a gift for your dear ones.
Design of the Cathedral
The cathedral is a great example of neoclassical design, rich with Freemasonic symbolism. Aleksandr Lavrentvevich Vitberg made the first initial design of the cathedral in 1817 and in 1832 Konstantin Thon created another design. The second design was approved and the establishment of the cathedral began.
Building of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior
It took plenty of years for the construction of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the establishment was finally completed in 1860. The cathedral has an inner sanctum that is referred to as ‘naos’; it has a two-storey gallery and its walls are made of unique kinds of granite, marble and various kinds of gemstones. The gallery’s ground floor was built to honor Russia’s victory over Napoleon Bonaparte. The walls of the gallery are adorned with commemorative inscriptions of the commanders of the Patriotic War of 1812. The cathedral’s dome was gilded using the method of gold electroplating, a technique that had not been used in Russia before.