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Uspensky Sobor

The ancient cathedrals of the Kremlin combine a peculiar museum ensemble. Uspensky Sobor (Cathedral of the Dormition) is the main temple of Russia and the burial place of the Moscow's metropolitans and patriarchs. In compliance with the Russian traditions the whole interior of the cathedral is covered with frescoes painted in the 17th century by the best craftsmen. The unique icons are preserved in the cathedral, among them are: "St. George" from Novgorod; "Our Lady of Vladimir" painted by craftsmtn from Andrei Rublev's school; "Metropolitan Peter" by Dionisius and many others. Close to the Cathedral of the Dormition stands the Church of the Deposition of the Robe. It was the private chapel the Russian Tsars. The iconostasis and some icons of this church were painted by Feofan Grek, Prokhor from Gorodets and Andrei Rublev. The church frescoes include the works of famous painter Simon Ushakov. The Church floor is made of the agate-jasper tiles.

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