The cathedral of Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Tashkent
The cathedral of Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir Orthodox Churches of Tashkent At the 23rd of August 1991, the city executive committee of Tashkent made a decision to hand over the building that has been built in 1970 and which was intended to be a hall of civil funeral rites as per architectural design to the Russian Orthodox Church (the building is located in cemetery area of Dombrabad-2, Chilanzar district of Tashkent). The building was in a sad state. The ecclesiarch of Uspensky Cathedral Father Igor Baluxatin received the blessing of the Holy Great Prince Vladimir (the archbishop of Tashkent and the Central Asia) for foundation of ecclesiastical benefice on this area in September, 1991.
Since October short mess, public prayers, funeral rites and other services have been held there every Saturday and Sunday. Since the same time the daily requiem service has being celebrated from 1 pm till 4 pm.
At the 17th of November 1990 the First Divine Liturgy was served on the constructed wood scaffold in the cathedral of Equal-to-the-Apostles Holy Great Prince Vladimir.
In April 1992 before the Eastern Tide the local artisans have cast six bronze made small bells, in May of the same year have cast three mid-size bells and two big ones in June.
The cupola body of the bell tower has been fabricated in September 1992 and the body of the large under cupola part (octahedron and semispherical) - in October 1992.
In January 8, 1993, after Divine Liturgy the holy convocation for little parishes - Christmas tree has been organized. The construction of the cathedral face along with its mosaic icon and cross decoration has been completed by July 28 - prior to the Patron Saint's Day.
In November 18, 1999 the Equal-to-the-Apostles Holy Great Prince Vladimir together with synod has made sequence of rites and ceremonies-dedication of the church.