Helsinki. Uspenski Cathedral (Finnish, Uspenskin katedraali, Swedish, Uspenskij-katedralen, Russian??????????????, Uspenskij bribes) is an Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, dedicated to the worship of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Its name comes from the word Uspenie that signfica Dormition. The cathedral was designed by the Russian architect Alexey Gornostaev (1808-1862), but after his death rose between 1862 and 1868. The chapel in the crypt of the saint called Hotovitzky Alexander, who served as vicar of the Orthodox parish of Helsinki between 1914 and 1917. The building stands on a hill on the peninsula Katajanokka rising over the city. In the back of the cathedral, a memorial plaque remains of Tsar Alexander II, who was the Grand Duke of Finland during the erection of the building. It is the main temple of the Finnish Orthodox Church in the Diocese of Helsinki. The Uspenski Cathedral is considered the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe. According to 2006 data, more than 500,000 tourists visited the Uspenski church.