The Assumption Cathedral (1559 - 1585)

The Assumption Cathedral.
Western fašade.
Constructed by the order of Ivan the Terrible. Austere and monumental, it follows the forms of the Assumption Cathedral of Moscow Kremlin which was a symbol of the state power. The narrow high windows in two rows underline the impressively thick walls.
Near the north-western corner of the Assumption Cathedral there is a small structure with a hip roof. It is the burial-vault of Tsar Boris Godunov, his wife Maria, son Feodor and daughter Xenia.

Godunovs' vault.