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Sights of the Muromtsev Estate in Balovnevo

Balovnevo is a village with a population of about 600 people located in the Dankovsky district of the Lipetsk region, 94 km north-west of Lipetsk.

On the territory of the village there are remains of the Muromtsev Estate. Balovnevo on Google Maps. Photos by: Vladimir Malder.

At the entrance to the estate you can see an old gate built of red brick in a classic style in the late 17th century.

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The main attraction located on the territory of the former Muromtsev Estate is the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God.

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The construction of the church, designed by the architect Vasily Bazhenov, began in 1789 and was completed only in the first third of the 19th century.

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The church was built in the style of early classicism. The architecture is rather rare and unusual: a large rotunda is balanced by two high symmetrical bell towers and connected to them by a large refectory. Today, the church is being restored.

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The grave stones of the owners of the estate.

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The pond of the estate.

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The water tower.

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The remains of the outbuilding of the main palace.

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Unfortunately the palace itself was completely destroyed and only extensive cellars were preserved.

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The remains of the fountain.

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