Orthodox skyline rises in Arkhangelsk
A wave of Orthodoxy takes Russia, so also in the north. The construction of the tallest church-building in the Barents Region is changing the skyline of the city.
Construction of the Archangel Michael Cathedral is going fast. Located by the banks of the Dvina river near the bus-and river terminals, the cathedral has already reached a height of 23 meters, and counting.
In the old days, Arkhangelsk was one of the spiritual centers in northern Russia and had a cathedral and tens of small churches. The cathedral and most of the churches were destroyed in the Soviet period. In the last 20 years that devastation has been reversed as the Russian Orthodox Church and individual believers undertake a countrywide restoration.
Many new churches have been opened all around Arkhangelsk and in two years-time the new holy cathedral will be the landmark of Arkhangelsk city seen from the river side.
You can follow the construction of the cathedral live on this web-cam link.