Its extraordinary golden onion domes sparkle in the upper part of the city. In 1859, the Russian Orthodox community of Geneva was given a permit to build this church after Anna Feodorovna Constancia, Tsar Alexandre the first’s sister-in-law, promised financial support. The church, situated in the upper part of the Eaux-Vives district, is built on the ancient site of a Benedictine priory and is one of the most beautiful buildings in Geneva.
The Russian Church, Geneva (French: Cathédrale de l'Exaltation de la Sainte Croix, Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross) is a historic Russian Orthodox church in Geneva, Switzerland . Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, who resided in Bern and Geneva after she chose to separate from Grand Duke Constantine, gave funds to build the church in 1863.
The Russian orthodox church in Geneva is a genuine masterpiece of Byzantine-Muscovite style. This church was built thanks to the financial support of Geneva’s Russian orthodox community. Its sublime golden cupolas are a beacon that shines high over the city
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History of Russian Church. Russians first started coming to Geneva in the 19th century after writer Nikolai Karamsin visited and described the place in one of his travelogues. In 1859, the tolerant authorities of Geneva authorized the growing Russian Orthodox population to build a church. The Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, sister-in-law of Tsar Alexander I and aunt of Queen Victoria, was a long-time resident of Geneva.
The Russian Church, Geneva is a historic Russian Orthodox church in Geneva, Switzerland. Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, who resided in Bern and Geneva after she chose to separate from Grand Duke Constantine, gave funds to build the church in 1863. It was designed by David Grimm of the Imperial Academy of Arts and completed in 1866 in the fashionable Les Tranchées neighborhood of Geneva.
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Geneva’s Elevation of the Cross Cathedral hosts a winter children’s camp With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the annual winter camp for children and adolescents began, hosted by the Elevation of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland.
Lovely Russian church-a must see This lovely tiny Russian church has recently had a very expensive and tasteful renovation making it a real "bijou'. It is a wonderful reminder of Geneva's openness to Russians fleeing the 1917 Revolution. I remember one of the priests and his lovely family in 1964 who welcomed
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