Slightly smaller than I expected, the Nativity of Christ Cathedral ( also known as the Russian Orthodox Cathedral), appears to have some modern aspects.
This I understand was due to recent restoration / renovations, as during Soviet occupation times, when the beautiful building served as a restaurant, and a latterly as a planetarium.
There were the usual signs and symbols outside advising dress restrictions, behaviour, and no photography; so i was very surprised to see a tv crew interviewing local dignitaries inside.
Skirting around the television paraphernalia, I was impressed, indeed inspired by the icons, ceiling and especially the screen, only the urgency of the place spoilt it. Serene, and conducive to reflection it was not- due to the intrusive cameras.
Still worth visiting though.
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