Around Ulitsa Kirova

Intercession Cathedral

Intercession Cathedral (March 2012)

Previously a wooden church dedicated to the Intercession of the Virgin Mary stood here in what was the Old Dragoon Settlement where Russian dragoons were stationed to protect the city. In 1765 a stone cathedral was built in the baroque style and is now the city's only example of baroque church architecture. The cathedral was closed in 1931 and subsequently used as a cinema. By 1970 the cathedral was practically in ruins and restoration work was carried out. The cathedral was eventually returned to the Church and the first services were held there in 1998.

Location 26 Ulitsa Chkalova