By order of Emperor Aleksander I, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was erected in Moscow to perpetuate the victory in 1812 Patriotic War. It was built in 1839-1883 designed in Russian Revival style. It was the first time as the place of worship housed historical exposition. The cloister is decorated with boards and reliefs showing milestones of the 1812 War, boards with documents and fallen warrior names list.
Being demolished in 1931, it was later rebuilt in 1995-2000 by public charitable donations.