The Cathedral of the Dormition is where Ivan the Terrible rapped for part of his second and third verses, as well as the entirety of his fourth verse in Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible. It is also where Alexander the Great and Frederick the Great briefly rapped during Ivan's second and third verses, respectively.
Information on the location
The Cathedral of the Dormition is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos. The cathedral is regarded as the mother church of Muscovite Russia. In its present form, it was constructed between 1475 to 1479 at the behest of the Moscow Grand Duke Ivan III by the Italian architect Aristotele Fioravanti. From 1547 to 1896, it is where the Coronation of the Russian monarch was held. In addition, it is the burial place for most of the Moscow Metropolitans and Patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Its appearance in the battle is influenced by the design of the cathedral in Sergei Eisenstein's two-part Russian historical epic Ivan the Terrible.
Appearance in the rap battle
This is where Ivan the Terrible rapped during the second half of his second verse, majority of his third verse, and the entirety of his fourth verse, first appearing here during the line, "Ha! You've been poisoned!" Alexander the Great briefly rapped here during Ivan's second verse as he drank his poisoned drink and died. Frederick the Great also rapped here shortly before his death during Ivan's third verse.
- The Cathedral of the Dormition's exterior is featured in the background of Red Square.