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Switzerland. Geneva.The Russian Church (full name: Cathédrale de l'Exaltation de la Sainte Croix) is designed in a Byzantine Moscovite style. The church is a lovely 19th-century Russian Orthodox church topped with golden onion domes. The roof and bulbs undergo a complete revival restoration by the roofing company « Cerutti Toitures SA ». The Archbishop Michael and several orthodox priests bless with water and prayers the restored copper central onion dome carried by a crane and its new yellow cross standing up against a wooden frame. The restored copper bulb and the cross will later get a pre-coated yellow paint before gilding with golden leaves. Archbishop Michael (Secular name - Simeon Vasilyevich Donskoff; born on 29 March 1943) is a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Archbishop of Geneva and Western Europe. The Russian church serves not only the Russian community but also Bulgarians, Serbs, Coptic Christians and other Orthodox worshippers who do not have their own church in Geneva. An onion dome is a dome whose shape resembles an onion. Such domes are often larger in diameter than the drum upon which they sit, and their height usually exceeds their width. These bulbous structures taper smoothly to a point. 31.10.2016 © 2016 Didier Ruef