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5 Antique Wooden Church in Russian Kondopoga

Antique Wooden Church in Russian Kondopoga

Posted on October 6, 2015 by tim


These types of antique wooden antique churches are extremely rare in Russia. Main reason  – they are wooden. Wood doesn’t stand centuries as good as the stone buildings. Fires are danger for them too. Another reason they are rare because were mainly built in the Russian north. They say they also were built mainly without the use of any metal objects – nail or whatsoever. So what you going to see is one of the most rare wooden churches from Kondopoga, Karelia, Russia.

This church is pretty lucky its being guarded by state and turned into a museum.

The Karelia region is one of the rare places in Russia where such churches still exist. There is also a well known Kizhi park where in Soviet times ancient wooden Russian buildings were collected in one place and moved there from other parts of the Russian North.

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5 Responses to “Antique Wooden Church in Russian Kondopoga”

  1. john says:

    I enjoyed the posting, very unique building,

  2. Tsuhna says:

    Kondopoga/Kontupohja was finnish area until WW2.

    • Alain says:

      Come on Tsuhna, like everything (Kaliningrad, Crimea, Donbas, Kuban, Transdnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, etc.), it is eternally Russian. No separatism there. Impossible. Mighty (midget) Putin said it…

  3. bole says:

    Very nice.

  4. tamtam says:

    Wow! Is it still in use as a church?

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