I love to visit the Moscow Kremlin, one of the pearls of which is the Annunciation Cathedral. It was erected in the 15th century by Russian masters and served as a house church first to Russian princes, and then to kings.
In the Annunciation Cathedral there is a unique ensemble of frescoes of the middle of the 16th century, the time of Ivan the Terrible. On the arches of the galleries is the composition “The Tree of Ieseevo” – the biblical genealogy of Christ, the pillars represent the genealogy of the Moscow princes, the walls depict scenes from the Apocalypse – an evangelical book at the end of the world and the Last Judgment. Impressive and multi-tier iconostasis of the cathedral, which is of great historical and artistic value. Most of it is made up of ancient icons from the late fourteenth to the early fifteenth centuries, the authors of which are probably Theophanes the Greek and Andrei Rublev. Frescoes, the iconostasis, the decoration of the cathedral make it unusually solemn, aspiring to the sky. Both thoughts and feelings during the stay in the cathedral are special. A special impression is produced by the faces of Christ and the Mother of God,
The Annunciation Cathedral is a remarkable monument of ancient Russian art, which has become part of the history of world culture.