Cathedral of the Assumption
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The Cathedral of the Archangel Michael stands on the Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin. It was constructed between 1505 and 1508 under the supervision of an Italian architect Aleviz Fryazin Noviy on the spot of an older cathedral, built in 1333. The interior is entirely covered with holy icons. It contains frescoes dating to the 16th and 17th centuries. They were painted between 1652 and 1666. The stonework on the walls of the cathedral was clearly influenced by the Italian Renaissance. There are also a fretted wooden gilded iconostasis 13 meters high with the icons of the 17th - 19th centuries and church chandeliers of the 17th century. Victories of the Russian military were celebrated in the Cathedral of the Archangel. Russian tsars and grand princes were buried within the cathedral until the 17th century including Ivan I Kalita, Dmitri Donskoi, Ivan the Great, and Ivan the Terrible. There are 54 burials in the cathedral, 46 ornamented tombstones and glazed cases made of bronze.
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