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The Russian Revival style arose in the Russian Empire during the first half of the 19th century within a growing interest in national historical architecture throughout Europe. The founders of the style are Vasiliy Stasov and Konstantin Thon. There are two directions in it: Russian neo-Byzantine and neo-Russian architecture, which were often combined with each other, as well as with other styles. This architectural tradition in Russia had been interrupted by the revolution of 1917, but Russian emigrants continued it in other countries.

The thread is free of true-byzantine-architecture-nazis, please don't leave silly hateful comments.


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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Moscow

Built: 1839 - 1883 (destroyed in 1931, rebuilt in 1994 - 1997)

Architect: Konstantin Thon




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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow by Erik, on Flickr


The Cathedral of Christ the Savior by K. D., on Flickr


Храм Христа Спасителя / Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by Volkan Donbaloglu, on Flickr


*** by Pavel Larkin, on Flickr


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by Bartholomew K Poonsiri, on Flickr


Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Moscow, Russia) by courthouselover, on Flickr


Sculptures above the entrance gate of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by Marco Verch, on Flickr


Sophisticated sculptures above the front door of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by Marco Verch, on Flickr


russia 879 moscow cathedral of christ the saviour by Robert Moscato, on Flickr


Sculptures on each side above the entrance to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by Marco Verch, on Flickr


russia 874 moscow cathedral of christ the saviour by Robert Moscato, on Flickr


The Central Dome and Vaults with Amazing Paintings - Cathedral of Christ the Savior by Arthur Lookyanov, on Flickr


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (#5134) by Kordian, on Flickr​
 

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The threat is a great idea, maybe it'll finely make people realize how completely different are the styles of Byzantium and Russia.
The only thing that sort of bothers me is the word Byzantine in the title, since if the Byzantine architecture was a source of inspiration, then it truly failed to materialize to what it aspired to be.
But anyways I do believe the thread will make a great deal of actualizing the apparent differences between these completely different Empires/Societies.

For actual building revivals inspired by the VI or VII centuries Byzantium, users can head here:
Byzantine-architecture-in-Europe-and-North-America
 

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The threat is a great idea, maybe it'll finely make people realize how completely different are the styles of Byzantium and Russia.
The only thing that sort of bothers me is the word Byzantine in the title, since if the Byzantine architecture was a source of inspiration, then it truly failed to materialize to what it aspired to be.
But anyways I do believe the thread will make a great deal of actualizing the apparent differences between these completely different Empires/Societies.

For actual building revivals inspired by the VI or VII centuries Byzantium, users can head here:
Byzantine-architecture-in-Europe-and-North-America
I don't seek to prove anything, I just want to show beautiful and unique historical architecture.
 

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Architecture lover, please don't be so grouchy in this (your favorite) thread, just keep calm and love these wonderful golden domes... :heart:


 

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Good thread, but the title is wrong. "Pseudo-Russian" and "Neo-Russian" are really the same thing and are more appropriately referred to as "Russian Revival" in English. "Russo-Byzantine" refers to a specific type of Russian Revival associated with the church buildings of Konstantin Thon, such as the Christ the Savior Cathedral. Meanwhile, the Marine Cathedral in Kronshtadt, the Ascension Cathedral in Novocherkassk, etc are properly called Neo-Byzantine, a distinct style developed in the Russian empire that is not to be confused with Russian Revival, though historically there was some mixing of the two.
 

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Good thread, but the title is wrong. "Pseudo-Russian" and "Neo-Russian" are really the same thing and are more appropriately referred to as "Russian Revival" in English. "Russo-Byzantine" refers to a specific type of Russian Revival associated with the church buildings of Konstantin Thon, such as the Christ the Savior Cathedral. Meanwhile, the Marine Cathedral in Kronshtadt, the Ascension Cathedral in Novocherkassk, etc are properly called Neo-Byzantine, a distinct style developed in the Russian empire that is not to be confused with Russian Revival, though historically there was some mixing of the two.
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In fact, there is no consensus about the Pseudo-Russian and Neo-Russian styles, the both terms are very conditional and vague, but many attribute them to different architectural areas.

This thread is about Russian architectural historicism and national romanticism of the 19th - early 20th century, which includes Russo-Byzantine, Russian Neo-Byzantine, Pseudo-Russian, Neo-Russian and mixed styles of that time. All these arose within the framework of a single historical, ideological and cultural process took place both in the Russian Empire and throughout Europe.
 

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