The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin upon Nerl River ( ) is one of the loveliest Orthodox churches and a lyrical symbol of mediaeval Russia. Whereas St Demetrius Cathedral has been compared to a warrior, the Intercession Church has been likened to a weeping mother. ...more on Wikipedia about "Church of Intercession upon Nerl"
Church of Our Savior Not Made by Hands in Serpukhov ( ) was built with the help of the means of Serpukhov's merchant Vasilij Fedorovich Astapov in 1893 - 1896. This church was a decoration of Zanarie ( Serpukhov's district located in right bank of Nara River). The plan of the complex was worked up by a famous architect of Moscow Roman Ivanovich Klein. The architectural ensemble represents a vivid example of "Russian style" at the end of XIX, the beginning of XX century. The altars in the side-chapels were sanctified for the name of the celebration of the icon "the Sign" of the Blessed Virgin and Three Saints. The bell-tower with main gates standing separately (its upper deck was destroyed during the soviet time) makes the entrance to the cemetery; there are low houses of the clergy of a parish near it. Iconostasis was zinc, gilded; the icons in it were the representation of the events of Holy Week. ...more on Wikipedia about "Church of Our Savior Not Made by Hands in Serpukhov"
The Church of Saint John at Chesme Palace (or Chesme Church) is a small Russian Orthodox church completed by architect Yury Velten in 1780 at the direction of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. It was erected adjacent to the Chesme Palace between St. Petersburg and Tsarskoye Selo to commemorate Russia's 1770 victory over Turkish forces in Chesme Bay (Turkish: Çeşme) during the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774. The church is a rare example of Gothic Revival influence in Russian church architecture. ...more on Wikipedia about "Church of Saint John at Chesme Palace"
Kizhi ( ) is an island on Onego lake in Karelia, Russia ( ) with a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia and a World Heritage Site. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kizhi"
Kolomenskoye ( Russian/Cyrillic: Коломенское) is a former royal estate situated several miles to the south-east of Moscow downtown, on the ancient road leading to the town of Kolomna (hence the name). The scenic area which overlooks the steep banks of the Moskva River became a part of Moscow in the 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kolomenskoye"
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