Sunday, August 9, 2009

St.Sophia cathedral, Velikiy Novgorod, Russia

Russia-23, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Cathedral of St. Sophia (the Holy Wisdom of God) in the Kremlin (or Detinets) in Novgorod the Great is the cathedral church of the Archbishop of Novgorod and the mother church of the Novgorodian Eparchy.The 38-metre-high, five-domed, stone cathedral was built by Vladimir of Novgorod between 1045 and 1050 to replace an oaken cathedral built by Bishop Ioakim Korsunianin in the late tenth century

Veliky Novgorod is the foremost historic city of North-Western Russia


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