National Geographic : 1912 Nov
CATHEDRAL OF ST. BASIL, MOSCOW John Ivan the Terrible erected this cathedral more than three hundred years ago over the remains of an imbecile monk. It stands in the shadow of the wall of the Kremlin and faces the Red Square, which for many years was the place of execution of the victims of this blood-thirsty monarch. THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST CATHEDRAL, ST. PETERSBURG This dazzlingly decorated church, erected asamemorial to the martyred Emperor Alexander II., covers ablock ofthe pavement onwhich he was assassinated in 1881 by means ofabomb.