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The Church of All Saints in memory of the fallen during the First World War

The unique memorial Church of All Saints in the town of Gusev is one of the most beautiful sights in the area. The foundation stone for the memorial Church of All Saints was laid in Gusev in July 2010.

On 27 November 2016 His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, carried out the sublime consecration of this church.

The plans for the church were drawn up by the Moscow architect Ivan Kanaev.

The pyramidal, five-domed church was built in the Moscow/Yaroslav style and follows in the traditions of Russian Orthodox architecture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The memorial Church of All Saints for the eternal remembrance of the unprecedented exploits of the fallen and their immortal souls is a modern response to those who laid down their lives for their friends, and serves to repair the lost links of time and to bring to mind again the memories of this great and forgotten war.

The Bayonet Assault monument was inaugurated on the city riverbank in August 2014 during the events commemorating the centenary of the First World War and the Battle of Gumbinnen. The Bayonet Assault monument was the first stage in the large scale War Memorial Complex.

The Heroes’ Footbridge across the Pissa River, linking all of the elements of the complex into one architectural whole, is built of brick and granite in the same architectural style as the memorial Church of All Saints.

The exhibition in memory of those who fell during the First World War in 1914—1918 is planned to be displayed in the ground floor of the Church of All Saints. There will be multimedia descriptions of the famous Battle of Gumbinnen and the marvellous apparition of the Mother of God to Russian soldiers in the autumn of 1914.

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