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St. Alexei - Russian Orthodox Memorial Church in Leipzig

The St. Alexei Russian Orthodox Memorial Church was built in 1913 on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig in memory of the 22,000 Russian soldiers who fell in the battle.
The St. Alexei Russian Memorial Church is named after Alexei, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II. Built in the 16th century Novgorod style, it was modelled on the Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye near Moscow and is located on the site of the Battle of the Nations. At the entrances to the church are two plaques in German and Russian that commemorate the 1813 battle against Napoleon. As well as being a museum, the church serves as a place of worship for the Russian Orthodox community in Leipzig.
The church tower, which is 55 metres tall and has 16 sides, is crowned by a patriarchal cross atop a golden onion dome. Inside, there is a wall of icons (iconostasis), 18 metres high, featuring 78 icons by the Russian painter Luka Emelyanov, a gift from the Don Cossacks. Also fascinating are the large bronze chandelier and original banners from 1813. The small museum within the church shows the importance and historical development of the cathedral church of St. Alexei.
At certain times outside the usual opening hours, masses and church services are held. Once a year, visitors can view the crypt.



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