The Russian Church is a historic Russian orthodox church in Geneva. Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, who resided in Bern and Geneva after she chose to separate from Grand Duke Constantine, gave funds to build the church in 1863; it was designed by David Grimm and completed in 1866 in the fashionable Les Tranchées neighborhood of Geneva. The Russian revival church with its Byzantine striped arches and gold onion domes underwent restoration in 1966.

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Founded: 1863-1866
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Ben Shoham (‫בן שוהם‬‎) (4 months ago)
Beautiful church, only saw it from outside.
Roger Lifton (2 years ago)
Excellent experience, its worth the walk through the old town to visit this beautiful building. ???
Hugo Lessing (2 years ago)
It's diffrent and interesting, but it was quite small and not great details on the building so I would give it a 3 stars. But still worth visiting if in area. (May be bias as closed when I came)
Miney Piney (2 years ago)
Very beautiful small church with assortment of free books at the front for visitors and members of the congregation. Visitors have to pay to go inside though, 2 CHF.
Moritz Vischer (2 years ago)
Spiritual place, well worth a quick visit
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