I meant to post about this the other day but Fr Michael Brown (happily posting again at Gateshead Revisited) got there before me. A new church of the Protection of the Mother of God at Yasenevo, on the outskirts of Moscow. You can see more fabulous pictures and read something of its development at the Orthodox Arts Journal.
How wonderful to see a that it is still possible to build a modern church completely in touch with its architectural and liturgical tradition. Not only that, this wasn't paid for by some Russian oligarch but:
The true miracle of the Yasenevo church, though, lies not in its richness, but its poverty. Astonishingly, this church, constructed in just seven years, had no major individual donors. There was no great oligarch or wealthy institution footing the bill. Rather, the money came in small donations from ordinary people and pious organizations – 800,000 donors in total.So it can still be done. What an indictment on the attitude so often seen here in the west, where churches both new and when "re-ordered" are either completely unremarkable or remarkable for their abandonment or ignorance of anything in our Christian tradition. When we are expected to praise every style except our own, so far as church architecture is concerned.