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In 1859, the many Orthodox Russians living in Geneva were given permission to build their church as well as obtaining the financial aid of Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna Constancia, sister-in-law of Tsar Alexander 1st and aunt of Queen Victoria and Prince Consort Albert. She had lived in Geneva for many years.
The site granted was that of an ancient Benedictine priory, destroyed in the 16th century. Construction lasted three years and in 1866, resulted in a pure masterpiece in the Byzantine Muscovite style.
The superb gilded cupolas, restored in 1966,
constitute a brilliant, glittering landmark.
A visit to the interior is a must, both for its admirable decor and the numerous icons of the 16th to 20th centuries.
Location: Rue Toepffer

A full view is posted in the Workshop

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