The Cathedral of Assumption

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The mother church of medieval Russia Aug 08, 2007
Vladimir has many churches and cathedrals, but the most important one is the Byzantine Cathedral of Assumption. It used to be the mother church of medieval Russia in the 13th and 14th century. It was originally built in 1160, but then soon expanded in 1189 to reflect the prestige of the city of Vladimir. It was the largest Russian church for the next 400 years.

Unlike many other churches, this cathedral survived the devastating fire that tortured Vladimir in 1239, when the Mongol hordes of Batu Khan took over the city.
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