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First Church, then Museum, Now Both

Many symbols and effigies of religion were used for other purposes in Russia during the revolution and Soviet years. St. Issac's Cathedral is an example of a church that was converted to an exhibition hall, then a museum. Today the church is used for worship once again; mass was officially celebrated here again in 1990, more than 70 years after St. Issac's had ceased to function as a church.

Today the cathedral is both a museum and a church, so you can enjoy exquisite religious artwork and architecture as well as listen to a choir performance, join a mass or take a guided tour. Programs for field trips and research projects are also available.

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