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7 Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches

Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches

Posted on April 9, 2017 by tim


Old wooden churches are a part of Russian cultural legacy. Most of them are left only in Russian North, in such regions like Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Novgorod etc. They have a long history: most of ancient Russian buildings, till 18th century, were built exclusively from wood. All variety of buildings were wooden: churches, houses, barns, and even palaces. Very little of those survived till these days due to nature of the material – it disappears very quickly. However Russia had some effort in preserving some of those. Let’s see those disappearing beauties:

Most of those churches were built without hammers and nails. Wooden parts were connected with each other with intellengent technology.

Many of those beautiful buildings however are left for neglect. Like these 17th century churches in Ilyinski Island village.

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7 Responses to “Disappearing beauty of Russian Northern Churches”

  1. john dudley says:

    Great posting absolutely beautiful churches,It’s really sad to see some in such bad shape, once gone, gone for good. Amazing structure’s situated in an amazing country.

  2. Kate says:

    Большое сожаление, что такие чуда попадают в руины..

  3. Stan says:

    Thank Goodness someone out there is making productive efforts to preserve some of them, and building more new ones

  4. rznr says:

    Amazing structure’s situated in a country suffering from a corrupt and fascist leader.

    • Ball Breaker says:

      @rznr
      You mean, an elected president who presided a 10 year GDP of 10% every year. They have some problems today, but the average Russians are better than before, when they elected this guy. And they know it.

      Now, please let us know how if average Americans are doing better now than in 2000. How’s that debt?
      –LOL

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