Voznesenskiy cathedral is located in the park named after the 28 Panfilov Guardsmen. It is one of two cathedrals of Astana and Almaty Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. The construction was begun in 1904 and finished in 1907, designed by the engineer AP Zenkov. Despite the grandiose height (54 meters), the building was not damaged during an earthquake in 1910, as it was built entirely of wood pieces, which provided a flexible structure. Since 1929 the building was used as the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan. In the 1930 there were held public organizations.
The accommodation of the building is 1.8 thousand people. The roof of the cathedral is decorated with five domes, its walls and frames are made of Tyan-Shan spruce. Voznesenskiy cathedral in Almaty is the second tallest wooden building in the world, included in the list of monuments of history and culture of Kazakhstan of national importance. Today, there is a Sunday school and icon-painting workshop. It is a unique structure where believers conduct daily worship.
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