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Switzerland. Geneva.The Russian Church (full name: Cathédrale de l'Exaltation de la Sainte Croix) is designed in a Byzantine Moscovite style. The church is a lovely 19th-century Russian Orthodox church topped with golden onion domes. The roof and all onion domes undergo a complete revival restoration by the roofing company « Cerutti Toitures SA ». A newly restored copper bulb (R) is carried by a crane while the old central golden bulb (L) will soon be dismantled.  A worker with a red hard hat from the Implenia company. The newly restored copper bulb (R) will later be painted in yellow and gilded with golden leaves. The Russian church serves today not only the Russian community but also Bulgarians, Serbs, Coptic Christians and other Orthodox worshippers who do not have their own church in Geneva. In the background, the St.Pierre Cathedral of the Reformed Protestant Church. An onion dome is a dome whose shape resembles an onion. Such domes are often larger in diameter than the drum upon which they sit, and their height usually exceeds their width. These bulbous structures taper smoothly to a point. Implenia is the largest construction company in Switzerland. 25.04.2016 © 2016 Didier Ruef