Uspensky (Assumption) Cathedral is situated at the central part of the
University Hill. It is one of city's wonderful architectural monuments
built in 1771-1777 in the style of Russian Baroque. To commemorate victory
of Russian troops over Napoleon, architect Ye.Vasilyev designed a new bell
tower built in 1821-1844. The gold-domed bell tower attracts attention
with its simplicity, stateliness, and austere forms. This is the highest
building in Kharkiv rising 89.5 meters tall. The bell tower has a chiming
clock, whose melodious signal is heard hourly over the city.