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THE KAZAN CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETERSBURG

THE KAZAN CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETERSBURG
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The Metropolitan church of St. Petersburg, dedicated to " our Lady of Kazan," stands conspicuously on the right of the Nevskoi Prospekt, about half a mile from the Admiralty square, and retired from the street. A semicircular colonnade of Corinthian pillars, the two extremities of which project almost to the front of the houses, forms a screen to the cathedral itself, and the dome rises immediately behind the centre of the colonnade, where the chief entrance is situated.

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855