Tourist Attraction in Helsinki: Uspenskin katedraali
The Uspenski cathedral or Dormition cathedral is the Orthodox cathedral of the Helsinki epoch. The cathedral stands on a hill on the Katajanokka peninsula, overlooking the city. The church was designed by the Russian architect Aleksey Gornostayev (1808-1862) in neo-real style and was built after his death between 1862 and 1868, solemnly inaugurated on October 25, 1868. The chapel at the cathedral crypt takes the named after Alexander Hotovitzky, who served as vicar of the orthodox parish of Helsinki between 1914 and 1917. In 1960 the cathedral was restored, repair work was completed on the occasion of the centenary of the church in 1968. On the back of cathedral a tombstone remembers the Emperor Alexander II of Russia, sovereign of the Grand Duchy of Finland during the construction of the cathedral.