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They wanted to destroy it for a long time.  It was reminder of the past – the past so much hated by them – so they were eager to erase any hint of it from human’s memory.  Cathedral

They waited for a long time, though – too long by revolutionary measurement scale.  Whole 12 years – meanwhile they looked for a perfect location for a new idol temple of their bloody Moloch, the Palace of Soviets.  Newly created religion of Human God requested its own temple.

And the beauty and glory of old Russia, was destroyed in the year 1931, the 14th year after beginning of Revolution.  Delighted mob knocked down the cross, then – dome, and exploded the remains of the building afterwards. And mournful angels were crying on the heavens…


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