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The Museum of Wooden Architecture “Kostroma Sloboda”

The State Architectural-Ethnographic and Landscape Museum-Reserve “Kostroma Sloboda”, located in the city of Kostroma, is one of the oldest open-air museums in Russia.

The main territory of the museum is situated behind the southern wall of the Ipatiev Monastery. Another exposition area can be found behind the northern wall.

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The museum was created because of the construction of a dam of Gorky hydroelectric power station on the Volga River in 1955-1957. “Kostroma Sloboda” also holds different folk festivals, promotes and supports art crafts. Photos by: Pavel Labutin.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1552) – the oldest monument of wooden church architecture in Central Russia.

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