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Cathedral of the Dormition: Interior, view of iconostasis and icons
The walls contain fragments of murals, painted by Theodosius (1508) and others. The iconostasis includes icons of the 14th-17th centuries, including icons painted by Andrei Rublev, Feofan Grek and Prokhor.
The Cathedral of the Dormition (Russian: Успенский Собор, Uspensky Sobor) is the mother church of Muscovite Russia. Fioravanti was known as a structural engineer and the cathedral needed to be rebuilt following an earthquake. Commissioned by Ivan III, the layout of the building was dictated by Russian tradition and was required to be modelled in particular on the cathedral of the Dormition (rebuilt 1185-1189) in Vladimir-Suzdal'.