For tourists St. Basil’s Cathedral is the symbol of Russia.  This beautiful cathedral appears on different sites about Russia and in brochures from tour agencies. This miracle was created in the middle of the 16th century on the orders of Ivan the Terrible. There are many legends connected with this cathedral. We still don’t know for sure the identity of the architects of this cathedral . But we are familiar with the symbolism of the cathedral and its history. St. Basil  was a contemporary of Ivan the Terrible and did very unusual things. He was buried near the cathedral. Later one of the churches was erected over his grave. This real masterpiece of Russian architecture continues to amaze and astonish people.