Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor otherwise called the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, is a house of prayer of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia. Construction of the house of prayer began in 1801 and proceeded for a long time under the supervision of Alexander Sergeyevich Stroganov. Upon its fruition in 1811, the new sanctuary supplanted the Church of Nativity of the Theotokos, which was dismantled when the Kazan Cathedral was consecrated. The modeler Andrey Voronikhin demonstrated the expanding on St.Diminish's Basilica in Rome.
Some craftsmanship history specialists affirm that Emperor Paul ruled 1796-1801 planned to construct on the Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg. It is devoted to Our Lady of Kazan, likely the most revered symbol a comparative church on the opposite side of Nevsky Prospect that would reflect the Kazan Cathedral, yet such plans neglected to materialize. Although the Russian Orthodox Church firmly objected to the plans to make a reproduction of a Catholic basilica in Russia's then capital, a few subjects bolstered Voronikhin's Empire Style outline.
After Napoleon attacked Russia 1812 and the president General Mikhail Kutuzov approached Our Lady of Kazan for help, the congregation's motivation changed. The Patriotic War over, Russians saw the church building principally as a dedication to their triumph over Napoleon. Kutuzov himself was buried in the house of prayer in 1813 and Alexander Pushkin composed praised lines thinking over his catacomb. In 1815 keys to seventeen urban areas and eight strongholds were brought by the successful Russian armed force from Europe and put in the basilica's sacristy.