Dove of St. Isaac’s Cathedral

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An exhibition called “200 years of the start of building of St. Isaac’s Cathedral” was opened on March, 7th in the Marble Hall of the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg. It will last until April, 1. One of the main exhibits is a 2-meter stone dove of the cathedral which was taken off from beneath of the dome in the Soviet period. After that it was returned to its place. Nowadays while the restoration of the dome is underway it was decided to show the giant figure of the dove to the public. 

In addition the unique mosaic and materials for the restoration of paintings after the Great Patriotic War as well as sculptural decorations of the cathedral will be demonstrated at the exhibition. The Marble Hall will also present wide multimedia content on the modern touch-panels.  

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