Do you want to see orthodox icon on which Stalin prayed? Yes, legend tell us that when Red Army were prepared to counterattack under the Moscow against German army, the Great Russian dictator did it. It was Our Lady of Kazan icon — maybe most famous and respected icon in Russia.
Now she are stored under the roof of Kazan Cathedral. Kazan — it’s not because cathedral in the city of Kazan. Kazan far away to east. It’s because this name of icon. This cathedral — the main church and symbol of Russian army. Located at the center of St. Petersburg.
Kazan Cathedral looks great, powerful and… familiar. He looks like…St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It’s not accident. If St. Peter’s Basilica main church in catholic, we made the same in orthodox.
In any case, it’s beautiful and interesting. You can see cathedral like part of tours to St. Petersburg.