It was another nice spring day here in Seattle, nikolai-iibut there is some rain on the way for Sunday night and Monday morning. I walked by the St. Nicholas* Russian Orthodox Cathedral on 13th Ave to check on the progress of its entry-way renovation, and saw that it is almost done.

*[From Wikipedia] Nicholas II was the last tzar of Russia, ruling from  Nov 1, 1894 until his forced abdication on Mar 15, 1917. His reign saw the fall of Imperial Russia from being one of the foremost great powers of the world, to economic and military collapse.

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The St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral was built with the donations of the people who found refuge from the Communist regime here in Seattle in 1930.  It is named after the last Russian tzar, Nicholas II.

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