Vitalijs Rusanovs

Photography
Manege, Liepaja on Flickr.The building was erected in 1903-1904. The building had a light roof of riveted metal and a tin-plated lining. To let the light into the large hall, windows were installed and glass tiles built into in the roof ceiling.
Before World War I, performances of cavalry and artillery horses, as well as of the sports horses of the senior officers were arranged; also competitions in the nimbleness of the horsemen took place. During the weeks, the hall was adapted to the sailors’ needs for gymnastics exercises.
As the hall could hold more than 4000 people, the official receptions and festive meals for the garrison’s sailors were hosted here, too.

Manege, Liepaja on Flickr.

The building was erected in 1903-1904. The building had a light roof of riveted metal and a tin-plated lining. To let the light into the large hall, windows were installed and glass tiles built into in the roof ceiling.
Before World War I, performances of cavalry and artillery horses, as well as of the sports horses of the senior officers were arranged; also competitions in the nimbleness of the horsemen took place. During the weeks, the hall was adapted to the sailors’ needs for gymnastics exercises.
As the hall could hold more than 4000 people, the official receptions and festive meals for the garrison’s sailors were hosted here, too.

Manege, Liepaja on Flickr.The building was erected in 1903-1904. The building had a light roof of riveted metal and a tin-plated lining. To let the light into the large hall, windows were installed and glass tiles built into in the roof ceiling.
Before World War I, performances of cavalry and artillery horses, as well as of the sports horses of the senior officers were arranged; also competitions in the nimbleness of the horsemen took place. During the weeks, the hall was adapted to the sailors’ needs for gymnastics exercises.
As the hall could hold more than 4000 people, the official receptions and festive meals for the garrison’s sailors were hosted here, too.

Manege, Liepaja on Flickr.

The building was erected in 1903-1904. The building had a light roof of riveted metal and a tin-plated lining. To let the light into the large hall, windows were installed and glass tiles built into in the roof ceiling.
Before World War I, performances of cavalry and artillery horses, as well as of the sports horses of the senior officers were arranged; also competitions in the nimbleness of the horsemen took place. During the weeks, the hall was adapted to the sailors’ needs for gymnastics exercises.
As the hall could hold more than 4000 people, the official receptions and festive meals for the garrison’s sailors were hosted here, too.

St. Nicholas Orthodox Maritime Cathedral / Liepājas Svētā Nikolaja pareizticīgo Jūras katedrāle on Flickr.The St. Nicholas Cathedral is the visual and spiritual dominant of the whole Karosta area. The Cathedral has been designed and erected in the style of the 17th century Russian orthodox churches with central and four side cupolas symbolising Christ and four Apostles. 
Erection of the Cathedral began in 1901. That same year the Russian Tsar Nicholas II with his family members, courtiers and supreme officers took part in the solemn ceremony of consecration of the foundation stone of the Cathedral. The first service in St. Nicholas Cathedral and its consecration took place in 1903. The Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family and courtiers also took part in this ceremony.
On the outbreak of World War I, numerous items were evacuated to Russia including the bells and icons, and the valuables that had were left were pillaged by the German occupiers. During the 1920s and 1930s, under the Latvian government, the Church was adapted to the needs of the Liepāja garrison’s Lutherans.
Finally, upon the conclusion of the Second World War, the Soviet Navy base in Liepāja was made a secret territory and was closed to public. So they established a sports hall, a cinema and the so-called “red corner” (a recreation and entertainment room) here in the former Cathedral for the needs of sailors and soldiers. It was then that the sphere of the central cupola was bricked up, to destroy its great acoustics and allow the naval personnel to hear their films.
Address: Katedrāles iela 1, Karosta, Liepāja
Information taken from:  www.liepaja.lv/page/3145&action=description&t_id=61

St. Nicholas Orthodox Maritime Cathedral / Liepājas Svētā Nikolaja pareizticīgo Jūras katedrāle on Flickr.

The St. Nicholas Cathedral is the visual and spiritual dominant of the whole Karosta area. The Cathedral has been designed and erected in the style of the 17th century Russian orthodox churches with central and four side cupolas symbolising Christ and four Apostles.
Erection of the Cathedral began in 1901. That same year the Russian Tsar Nicholas II with his family members, courtiers and supreme officers took part in the solemn ceremony of consecration of the foundation stone of the Cathedral. The first service in St. Nicholas Cathedral and its consecration took place in 1903. The Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family and courtiers also took part in this ceremony.
On the outbreak of World War I, numerous items were evacuated to Russia including the bells and icons, and the valuables that had were left were pillaged by the German occupiers. During the 1920s and 1930s, under the Latvian government, the Church was adapted to the needs of the Liepāja garrison’s Lutherans.
Finally, upon the conclusion of the Second World War, the Soviet Navy base in Liepāja was made a secret territory and was closed to public. So they established a sports hall, a cinema and the so-called “red corner” (a recreation and entertainment room) here in the former Cathedral for the needs of sailors and soldiers. It was then that the sphere of the central cupola was bricked up, to destroy its great acoustics and allow the naval personnel to hear their films.

Address: Katedrāles iela 1, Karosta, Liepāja

Information taken from: www.liepaja.lv/page/3145&action=description&t_id=61