Choral Synagogue in Kharkiv

The Choral Synagogue in Kharkiv is an Ashkenazi synagogue built between 1909 and 1913 by architect Yakov Gevirts (Gewürz). The synagogue was restored in 2000. This National Romantic brick building still serves as a synagogue.

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Church of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers

The current structure of this church is a reconstruction, built on the ruins of the old church that was destroyed by the Soviets. The original church was constructed in the 17th century. The church follows the traditional Ukranian design and includes 9 domes.

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Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God

The Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God was the most important Ukrainian Orthodox church in Kharkiv until the construction of the Annunciation Cathedral in 1901. The first mention of the cathedral in written sources dates back to 1658. However, the present cathedral was built in the years 1771-1777 in the style of Russian Baroque. To commemorate the victory over Napoleon, a 90-metre high bell tower was built in the years 1821-1844. In 1929, the atheist authorities closed the cathedral, demolished its domes and removed the bell from the tower. The decorative elements of the façade were also destroyed. In the 1950s, however, several renovations took place. A tornado damaged the tower in 1975.

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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Roman Catholic church built in the neo-Gothic style in 1887-1892. In the 1930s, the church was closed and rebuilt for secular purposes - it housed, among other things, a cinema for party dignitaries. In 1992, the church was returned to the faithful. Since 2002, it has been the cathedral of the new diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhsky.