Google Logo For 450th Anniversary Of St. Basil's Cathedral

Jul 12, 2011 • 8:15 am | comments (22) by | Filed Under Logos

St. Basil's Cathedral Google Logo

Today on many but not all Google properties is a special logo for the 450th anniversary of the St. Basil's Cathedral. It is a is a Russian Orthodox church built on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–61. It is also known as the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat or in Russian as Собор Василия Блаженного. The church has 9 domes and 2 spires. They first started building it in 1555 and completed it in 1561 under the order of Ivan IV of Russia. For more details about the church, see Wikipedia.

Over the years there have been many complaints, especially around the Google Christmas logo, that Google doesn't have special logos for Christian days. So it is hard to get more Christian than that logo, it even has a cross at the top of the logo.

There are forum threads talking about the logo, including a few at Google Web Search Help and Google Blogoscoped Forums.

The logo is not on localized versions of Google where the population is not mostly Christian, such as Google Egypt, Google Pakistan, Google Israel and others.

Do you like this logo?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help and Google Blogoscoped Forums.

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