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Astrakhan Kremlin

Astrakhan Kremlin was built in 1558 when Ivan the Terrible relocated the captured city. The city is located on the island surrounded by the Volga and other rivers’ waters. Among the great whites walls and towers, there are: the Assumption Cathedral (1698-1710) that was designed by the architect Dorophey Myakishev, the Trinity Cathedral (XVI-XVIII centuries), the Archbishop's House (XVI-XVIII centuries), the St. Cyril Chapel (XVII-XIX) and the bell tower considered as a symbol of Astrakhan. In 2013 The Astrakhan Kremlin will officially be included onto the UNESCO World heritage list.
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