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Today, Vytegra is a small town (since 1773) with a population of about 10,000 people standing on the banks of the Vytegra River, 337 km north-west of Vologda, in the Vologda region.

You can see how this place looked like 108 years ago, in 1909. It is possible due to unique color photographs made by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Source.

General view of Vytegra and the Vytegra River.

Vytegra, Russian Empire in color, photo 1

back to the past

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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 ​​Europe.

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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Architectural and Ethnographic Museum of the Vologda region “Semyonkovo” invites you into the world of the Russian village of the late 19th – the early 20th centuries. Here you can learn more about the traditions, cultural background, and mentality of the Russian people.

The museum was opened in 1979. It is a monument of national value. The museum covers an area of 12.7 hectares and has a lot of monuments of wooden architecture of the middle 19th – the early 20th centuries. Photos by Denis Spirin

Architectural and Ethnographic Museum Semyonkovo, Vologda, Russia photo 1

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Belozersk is one of the oldest towns in Russia. It was first mentioned in 862 as Beloozero (“White Lake”). The town was located away from the present day Belozersk, on the northern shore of Beloye Lake, near the village Kisnema.

Belozersk, Vologda oblast, Russia view 1

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The second part of photos captured in several villages of Kich-Gorodetsky district of Vologda oblast by Olya Ivanova (Part 1)

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Aug/10

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The beauty of Totma town churches

Totma is a small town located in Vologda oblast of Russia, about 215 km northeast of Vologda city. The settlement was first time mentioned in the year of 1137. Totma is known for several unique and unusual churches. The following beautiful winter views of Totma town were captured by Petr Ushanov.

Totma town, Vologda, Russia view

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Spaso-Prilutsky monastery is an Orthodox monastery located in Vologda oblast of Russia. The monastery was founded in the year of 1371. It is one of the most ancient and largest monasteries of Russian North. The photos of the monastery were captured by John Sinterson.

Spaso-Prilutsky monastery, Vologda oblast, Russia

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Ferapontov monastery located in Kirillovsky district of Vologda oblast is Russian historical and cultural monument of state importance. The monastery is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage and is one of the main places of interest of the region. The following photos of Ferapontov monastery were captured by av_otus.

Ferapontov monastery of Vologda oblast, Russia view

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Jul/10

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The people of Russian villages photos

The following photos were captured in several villages of Kich-Gorodetsky district of Vologda oblast by Olya Ivanova

The second part of the photos

Russian country people view

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Jul/10

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The flooded church of Vologda oblast photos

The following church built in 1790 is located in the former village of Krokhino (Vologda oblast) flooded in the beginning of 1960th with the construction of Volga-Baltic Canal.

The church was standing on the upland and survived the flooding but was abandoned. And here are the views of the present state of the church by shtish. The last picture is the photo of the church captured in the year of 1910.

Vologda oblast, Russia flooded church view

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