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Why was St. Basil's Cathedral built in Moscow?

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St. Basil's Cathedral is an orthodox temple located in the Red Square of the city of Moscow, Russia. It is world famous for its bulb-shaped domes.

The construction of the cathedral was ordered by Tsar Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the conquest of the Kazan Kanato, and was carried out between 1555 and 1561. In 1588, Tsar Theodore I of Russia ordered that a new chapel be added on the east side of the construction, on the tomb of Saint Basil the Blessed, saint by which the cathedral began to be popularly called.

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