Dormition Cathedral is located in Moscow Kremlin, Russia.
In 1547 the coronation of the first Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible, took place in this cathedral. From 1721 it was the scene of the coronation of the Russian emperors. The ritual installation of metropolitans and patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church also took place in this cathedral, and their tombs are to be found here. The patriarchs was abolished by Peter the Great and only restored after the February Revolution of 1917, though the groundwork for the restoration was already in progress by that time, with the permission of Nicholas II.
The plaza in front of the Cathedral is the setting for the famous Coronation Scene in Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov.