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One explanation for the onion dome on the Russian Orthodox church is that the shape helps catch the prayers and send them to heaven.
The blood cathhedral. I've been here : St. Peterburg, Russia was the Imperial capital of Russia. In 1918 the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. It is Russia's second largest city after Moscow with almost 5 million inhabitants. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.
Russian Orthodox Church, Jerusalem. In the crypt here is found the uncorrupted body of G.D. Elizabeta (Ella), wife of Grand Duke Serge Romanov and sister of Tsarina Alexandra. Ella and Alix were granddaughters of Queen Victoria of England. After she was widowed, Ella became an Orthodox nun and nurse. She was subsequently canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.