Bulgaria Exterior of The Russian Church, Руска църква

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Alexandra Sharrock

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Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia Bulgaria, mindful people may be praying

About this spot
The Russian Orthodox church (Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker) has a colourful tiled exterior & gilded onion domes.
The church was built on the site of the Saray Mosque, which was destroyed in 1882, after the liberation of Bulgaria by Russia from the Ottoman Empire. It was named, as was the tradition for diplomatic churches, for the patron saint of the Emperor who ruled Russia at the time, Nicholas II of Russia and built in the style of Russian Revival architecture. Construction began in 1907 and the church was consecrated in 1914. The church remained open after the Russian Revolution and during the Communist period in Bulgaria (1944–1989), though priests and church-goers were carefully watched by the State Security police.

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http://podvorie-sofia.bg/bg/main/


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