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The chapel commemorates the millennium of Christianity in Russia from 998 to 1988, and the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Harbin, China which was destroyed by the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution in 1966.

1988 marked the millennium of Christianity in Russia, and commemorates the baptism by Prince Vladimir, ruler of the medieval state of Kievan Rus, of his subjects into the Christian faith in AD 988. From this event the Russians, Belorussians and Ukranians all trace their religious heritage.



Address:Haslem Drive, Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, 2141
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873214
Long: 151.056569
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:998
Approx. Event End Date:1988
Designer:Michael Bakich


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1991
Front Inscription

In memory of Millenium of Christianity in Russia

988 - 1988

And Saint-Nicholas Cathedral in Harbin destroyed in 1966 in China

Left Side Inscription

This chapel was built in 1991

architect Michael Bakich, ARAIA

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au