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Smolensk cathedral from the northwest

Smolensk cathedral of Novodevichy…

Cathedral of the Smolensk icon of the Virgin in Novodevichy monastery (Moscow). View from the northwest.
Photo by N.I.Zharkikh, May 5, 1979

This huge cathedral was built in just two years, 1524 – 1525. The Assumption cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin was the model for it. With three sides it surrounded by the gallery. An interesting feature is the placement of windows in the main dome drum in two tiers.