The Saint Vladimir Cathedral (Владимирский собор; Володимирський собор) is a Neo-Byzantine Russian Orthodox cathedral on the site of Chersonesos Taurica on the outskirts of Sevastopol, on the Crimean Peninsula. It commemorates the presumed place of St. Vladimir's baptism.
Baptism of Kievan Rus
According to legend and historic facts, the baptism of Vladimir the Great took place in 988 in the Chersonese (or, as it was called by ancient Russians, Korsun), now - Chersonesos Taurica, a National Preserve near Sevastopol. In The Tale of Bygone Years by the monk Nestor, the city's conciliar Church was mentioned "in the middle of the city, where the inhabitants gather to trade", which, as supposed, could be the probable place of this event crucial for the whole of Rus.
The idea to immortalize the place of the Baptism of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles was first represented in 1825 by the Black Sea Fleet Chief, Vice-Admiral Alexey Greig. On his initiative e