5 Facts and Photos about a Church from  a Russian 1,000 Bill

Facts and Photos about a Church from a Russian 1,000 Bill

Church of St. John the Baptist in Yaroslavl – the biggest and the most famous temple in the city. Drawings and photographs of the church are in all publications and textbooks about Russian architecture. Its image was placed on a thousand-rubble banknote, which was released in 1997.

Let’s read some fun facts about it and its history here.


The temple is located on the banks of the river Kotorosl in the territory of the plant “Yaroslavl Paints”. According to legend, in ancient times there was located a convent church, ravaged by the Poles in the era of the Time of Troubles 1598-1613 period. Previously, it was a suburb of the city, populated mainly by tanners, which was called Tolchkovskaya Sloboda.


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5 Responses to “Facts and Photos about a Church from a Russian 1,000 Bill”

  1. Papa Karlo says:

    No doubt that the vandals broke as many of those tiles as they could, almost all are broken on the lower level. This is a real evidence how the “historical and architectural monuments” were in fact neglected in the Soviet Union.

    The temple was handed over to the factory where it is located now and used for storing grain and chemicals, then in the first storey, they built a smith shop.

    It’s very interesting that the name of the factory was quite unusual even for the Soviet Union: “The Worker’s Victory” – the factory is still has this name! Obviously, it should have been named “The Thieves’ Victory”, because it was stolen from their rightful owners and given to the thugs who own it now.

    • Simon, the Magician says:

      Uhm, you seem to be very angry. Was the Church yours? Get over it. Remember, every Sunday, everything is forgiven.

    • Rashomon says:

      It’s good, “Karlo” boy, to hear that today’s Russians are taking care of this building, and it will be preserved by them.

      Unfortunatley, these “news” haven’t reached your dark, far away dimension.

  2. Douglas says:

    …you can go to google and see links in Images that show the incredible inside. The entire building inside is covered with paintings of the saints etc.

  3. john dudley says:

    Thanks for the posting of a grand ole church,with a great history.

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