Postnik Jakowlew

In Architects on January 12, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Postnik Jakowlew

Who Postnik Jakowlew was? I don’t really know… the only thing I can tell you is that he was a Russian architect and designed one of my favourite buildings: the Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The cathedral at the end of the red square was built in 1550s to commemorate Ivan the Terrible’s capture of the Mongol stronghold of Kazan. It features distinctive onion domes and is often mistaken as the Kremlin (which is across the red square).


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