Temple of All Religions

Riding the train into Kazan, passengers can see a collection of domes topped with crosses, crescents, and curious symbols. The Temple of All Religions is the primary occupation of artist Ildar Khanov. He has also called it the Universal Temple. According to the artist it is not supposed to be a place where people from different religions pray together. "People have yet to come to Monotheism," said the artist. Khanov tried to create "an architectural symbol of unified souls spiritually coming closer to the Creator."