Our music boxes have a shape of one of the most notorious and wordly recognizable historic buildings of Russia -SAINT BASIL'S CATHEDRAL, located in the heart of Moscow - Red Square. It still reminds us of the remote times of the rule of Ivan The Terrible and is one of the best symbols of Glory of the Russian Arms.
Russian music boxes are made out of wood and painted by hand by the artists in Moscow, Russia and Minsk, Belarus. While playing a tune they turn around on the small base attached to the bottom. They play different tunes: popular melodies "Katyusha" and "Moscow Nights", as well as the music from the ballet "Swan Lake" and "Nutcracker".
The Saint Basil Cathedral itself is composed of eleven autonomous churches. The last one, the eleventh, was restored in 2018. Now after 90 years of closure the Saint Basil Cathedral opened up its doors to show the beauty of its historic heritage full of of medieval icons, reconstructed iconstasis, relics and more. Visitors enjoy psalm singing of chorus of volunteers in the central church. (Watch video).