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The Russian Church in Sofia

The Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker also known as the Russian Church is among the most beautiful Christian churches in Bulgaria and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. At the beginning of the 20th century the church became a spiritual center for thousands of Russian immigrants. Seraphim Sobelev, archbishop of the Russian Orthodox parishes in Bulgaria, also served here. He was buried in the church crypt and in spite of not being canonized; today he is still venerated as a saint in Bulgaria. The church is right in the center of the city and very close to the St. Alexander Nevsky cathedral.