CAT | Architecture
In the region, there are many interesting abandoned churches and manors that have architectural and historical value. Photos by: deni spiri.
Muromtsev’s Manor and church in Balovnevo village. Vladimir Church (1797-1823) is an outstanding example of religious architecture of early classicism.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral (the Cathedral of St. Isaac of Dalmatia) is the largest Orthodox church in St. Petersburg, located on St. Isaac’s Square.
It is an outstanding example of late classicism with a number of new directions (neo-Renaissance, Byzantine style, eclecticism). This unique architectural structure is a high-altitude dominant of the central part of the city.
In recent years, a lot new churches were built in Russia. Of course not all of them are interesting from an architectural point of view, but there are pleasant exceptions.
For example, take a look at the Church of the Holy Prince Igor of Chernigov located in the suburban village of Peredelkino in Moscow.
The church was built of white stone in 1690-1703. It is famous for its unique, unusual for Russia architecture. Most probably foreign (possibly Italian) masters were involved in the construction. Church in Dubrovitsy on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Dar.
Kizhi churchyard or just Kizhi is a world famous architectural ensemble situated on the island of Kizhi in Lake Onega (Karelia Republic).
It consists of two churches and a bell tower of the 18th-19th centuries surrounded by a wall. In 1990, Kizhi churchyard was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is one of the most valuable objects of cultural heritage of Russia. Kizhi churchyard on Google Maps. Photos by: Dmitry Gazin.
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Veliky Novgorod is a city located in the northwest of Russia, the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. It is one of the oldest and most famous cities of Russia which celebrated its 1150th anniversary in 2009.
Veliky Novgorod preserved a lot of unique monuments of ancient Russian architecture of the pre-Mongol period. It is the only ancient Russian city that avoided decay in the 11th-12th centuries. Let’s look at some of them. Photo by: deni spiri.
Veliky Novgorod Kremlin
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Tula Kremlin, a stone fortress located in the center of Tula, is a monument of Russian defense architecture of the 16th century.
The fortress was built to protect the southern borders of the Russian state from the raids of Crimean Tatars. The photos were taken by Dimon Porter Gazin.
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Saying goodbye to winter, let’s visit Belogorskiy monastery (1902-1917) – one of the main attractions of Perm region. It is located about 120 kilometers to the south of Perm, the capital city of the region.
This majestic building, standing on a hill called White Mountain, impresses with its size. The monastery is the seventh largest church in Russia. After the construction, it could accommodate up to 8,000 people. Belogorskiy monastery on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Andrey Kirnov.
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The house was built over 100 years ago, in 1902-1903, and has never been subjected to restoration, retaining its authentic decor and original interior. The photos were taken by deni.spiri.
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Relatively recently, in 1997-2003, a beautiful church was built here – the Church of the Kazan Icon of Our Lady.