10.07.2017 12:39   International

Cathedral in Russian island town of Sviyazhsk added to UNESCO World Heritage List

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The Assumption Cathedral was founded as a fortress by Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible in 1551 to become the first Orthodox city in the Middle reaches of the Volga River, - TASS

The Assumption Cathedral and Monastery in the island town of Sviyazhsk in Russia’s republic of Tatarstan has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, UNESCO said on its Twitter account on Sunday.

"Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk, Russian Federation," the message reads.


 

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