St. Basil's Cathedral
Soviet Premier Josef Stalin nearly had this gorgeous symbol of Moscow torn down, so as to better allow huge military parades through Red Square. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed and St. Basil's Cathedral (now a museum) is one of Russia's most popular tourist attractions.
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