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Church of Our Lady of Vladimir

Built by Pietro Antonio Trezzini on a “trading square” (1761–69) on the site of the wooden church of the same name (1747). Consisted of two chapels – an upper Chapel of Our Lady of Vladimir and a lower Chapel of St John of Damascus. Giacomo Quarenghi built a two-tier bell-tower (1791). Abram Melnikov created a vestibule (1830–31). François Rusca built a chapel and railings (1850–53). The surviving Baroque iconostasis (18th century) from the chapel of the Anichkov Palace was transferred to the church (1808). Restored for the celebrations marking the 900th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity in Russia (1887–88).

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