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Kiprovo (formerly Saunino) is a small village with a population of about 200 people located in the Kargopol district of the Arkhangelsk region, 5 km from the town of Kargopol.

The village is known for its beautiful wooden church of St. John Chrysostom (1665) with a bell tower. The pictures of this architectural ensemble show how diverse wooden architecture can be depending on the view angle. Church of St. John Chrysostom in Saunino on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Church of St. John Chrysostom, Saunino, Russia, photo 1

wooden beauty of the Russian North

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This beautiful wooden church, Church of the Transfiguration, was built in 1786. It is located in a small village of Posad (the central part of the village of Turchasovo) in the Onega district of the Arkhangelsk region.

To get to this village with a population of only about 100 people, you can either go by boat or over the ice in winter. Transfiguration Church in Posad on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexandr Lipilin.

Transfiguration Church in Posad (Turchasovo), Russia, photo 1

magnificent church

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Krasnoye (meaning “red”) is a village with a population of about 400 people located in Staritsa district of the Tver region, 20 kilometers north-west of the town of Staritsa.

In the second half of the 18th century, M.F. Poltoratsky, the owner of the manor in Krasnoye, decided to replace the old wooden church and built a new one.

Transfiguration Church, Krasnoye, Tver region, Russia, photo 1

amazing church

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Church of Nikola Mokryi in Yaroslavl

Church of Nikola Mokryi (St. Nicholas the Wet) in Yaroslavl, built in 1662-1675, is located at Chaikovsky Street, 1.

The church was named after St. Nicholas, in honor of whom the icon “Nikola Mokryi” was painted on the basis of an ancient story. Photos by: Kirill Moiseev.

Church of St. Nicholas the Wet, Yaroslavl, Russia, photo 1

beautiful old church

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Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, situated on the shore of Lake Siverskoye in the town of Kirillov of the Vologda region, is the largest monastery in ‚Äč‚ÄčEurope.

In the 15th-17th centuries, it was one of the largest and richest monasteries in Russia, the spiritual center of the Russian North. In 1924, the monastery was turned into a historical, architectural and art museum-reserve. Photos by: Vadim Razumov.

Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Vologda region, Russia, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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The Wooden Palace in Astashovo

In the Chukhlomsky district of the Kostroma region, hidden between forests and abandoned villages, there is a beautiful wooden palace designed by the famous architect Ivan Ropet (1845-1908).

The house was built by Martyan Sazonov for Yelizaveta Dobrovolskaya, his second wife, in the late 19th century. He was of peasant origin but that did not stop him to go to St. Petersburg and become a major construction businessman. Photos by: Vadim Razumov.

Wooden Palace in Astashovo, Kostroma region, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden house

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Vyborg, a city in Russia with a population of about 80 thousand people, is located in the Leningrad region, near the border with Finland and 120 kilometers from St. Petersburg.

The city, founded as a fortress by the Swedes in 1293, is the only historical settlement in the region.

Vyborg Castle, Russia, photo 1

Vyborg Castle at different times of the day

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One of the main attractions of Ekaterinburg is an abandoned unfinished television tower, the tallest building in the city (219 meters). Construction began in 1983, but, in 1991, because of the crisis in the country, it was stopped.

Since that time a number of projects for the reconstruction of the tower appeared, but none of them was approved. Recently, one more interesting project has been proposed.

The draft concept of St. Catherine Cathedral, Ekaterinburg, Russia, photo 1

amazing church

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Church of St. John the Baptist is one of the most famous monuments of the Yaroslavl architecture. It is a monument of history and culture of world importance included in the UNESCO cultural heritage list.

The church was built on the right bank of the Kotorosl River in 1671-1687. Its 45-meter bell tower was built later, in 1690. This is the only church in Russian architecture with fifteen domes, divided into three groups.

St. John the Baptist Church, Yaroslavl, Russia, photo 1

unusual multi-domed church

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Pskov is a city located in north-west Russia, the capital of the Pskov region. It is one of the oldest cities in Russia, which was first mentioned in the Laurentian Chronicle in 903.

In 1348-1510, this town was the capital of the independent Pskov Republic. In 1510, it was annexed to the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Prior to the beginning of the 18th century, Pskov was one of the largest cities of Russia and Europe, the most important defensive and commercial center of the country. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

The Pskova River and the walls of the Pskov Kremlin.

The cultural heritage of Pskov, Russia, photo 1

explore the Pskov Kremlin

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