Russian Church, Geneva

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The Russian Church, Geneva, the Cathédrale de l'Exaltation de la Sainte Croix, is a historic Russian orthodox church in Geneva, Switzerland.

Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, who resided in Bern and Geneva after she chose to separate from Grand Duke Constantine, gave funds to build the church in 1863; it was designed by David Grimm and completed in 1866 in the fashionable Les Tranchées neighborhood of Geneva. The Russian revival church with its Byzantine striped arches and gold onion domes underwent restoration in 1966.[1]

The church continues in active use.[2]


  1. ^ Sacred Destinations, Russian Church, Geneva.
  2. ^ Delegates of the Russian Orthodox Church to the 4th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference Visit Elevation of the Holy Cross Cathedral, June 11, 2009, The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

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