Church of Resurrection in Kadashi

The Resurrection Church in Kadashi Sloboda is a major Naryshkin Baroque church in Moscow

Church of Resurrection in Kadashi
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The Resurrection Church in Kadashi Sloboda  is a major Naryshkin Baroque church in Moscow, formerly the tallest building in Zamoskvorechye, which may still be seen from Red Square.

Resurrection Church
pinterest button Resurrection Church  in Kadashi Sloboda NVO, GNU 1.2

A wooden church on this site was documented as early as 1493. 

The elongated five-domed church with an elegantly «laced» belfry was constructed between 1687 and 1695.

The interior was frescoed in the late 17th century.

Church of Resurrection in Kadashi
pinterest button Church of Resurrection in Kadashi, 1882 Nikolay Naidenov, 1834-1905, Public Domain

Napoleon's soldiers desecrated the church, turning it into a stables. 

In the 19th century, the icon screen was restored, the galleries and apses were expanded, and several outsize domed porches were added.

The church was closed by the Soviets in 1934 and was adapted for accommodation of a KGB archive. It was not returned to the Russian Orthodox Church until December 2006.

Spring. Church of the Resurrection in Kadashi by S.A. Vinogradov, 1910
pinterest button Spring. Church of the Resurrection in Kadashi by S.A. Vinogradov, 1910   С.А.Виноградов, Public Domain

There was much media focus on the Kadashi Church in 2010 when Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov ordered the demolition of several old buildings near the church, including a deacon's house from 1813, in order to replace them with an elite apartment complex.

The decision was viewed as Luzhkov's latest attack on Moscow's architectural heritage in the interests of building companies and sparked a resistance campaign labelled the «battle of Kadashi» by the Russian media.

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The Resurrection Church in Kadashi Sloboda
Russian: Храм Воскресения Христова в Кадашах

Admission

free

Contacts

7, 2-nd Kadashevsky lane, Moscow 115035
115035, Москва, 2-й Кадашевский пер., д. 7

☎ +7 (495) 953-2291
Fax +7(495) 953-1319
voskreskadashi@mail.ru
www.kadashi.ru