According to the introduction to Burdeny's book, "A Bright Future," when Sir Ernest Simon, a British politician and industrialist, visited Russia in the year after the underground was unveiled, he said, "In medieval days, the whole people of a town joined together to build a cathedral. So in Moscow the people joined to build the Metro, and regard it today as a thing of beauty, their common achievement, their common possession."
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 338 feet it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.
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