All Saints Church

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Construction of the Orthodox All Saints Church on Mamaev Kurgan is tied with the visit of Patriarch Aleksey II of Moscow and All Rus to Volgograd in 1993. The land below the church was consecrated by the patriarch on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. In May 2005, the five-domed church, constructed at the mass grave of defenders of the Fatherland, began holding liturgical services. All Saints Church is situated in the immediate vicinity of the tank turret commemorated as "Elevation 102".