St. Michael's Cathedral was first built between 1897 and 1907 before revolutionary turmoil halted any improvements that were planned. Eventually, in 1937, the Soviet Union destroyed the cathedral in order to make space for a new theater. But the cathedral was rebuilt in 2004 when the foundations were first laid for the construction, which was completed in 2007, adhering to the original design.
This red-brick, golden-domed cathedral now stands proudly capped by a tent-like roof that rises to a height of 67 meters and is encircled by several massive chapels with gilded domes and candle-like belfries. The porches have sharply pitched roofs in the manner of the Muscovite churches of the 17th century. Admire the 4,500 square meters of the interior face of the Cathedral that is decorated with frescoes of saints.