World Flight Over Russia
St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basil's Cathedral is also called the Stone Flower of Red Square. Napoleon stabled his horses here when he reached an empty Moscow in 1812, then he ordered it blown to bits in frustration as he became aware he had achieved a hollow victory in the Russian campaign. Luckily his orders were ignored. This symbol of Russia is named after St. Basil, who died in 1552, the same year Russia captured the Mongol Khanates.
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