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June 16, 2014 posted by Sean Sheepskin

God-forsaken: Abandoned churches and cathedrals of Russia

God-forsaken: Abandoned churches and cathedrals of Russia

There is a huge amount of abandoned and ruined Orthodox churches and cathedrals all around Russia (basically in villages and rural areas) which will never be renovated for different reasons. Once magnificent holy places are now unfortunately the God-forsaken. But still somehow people visit some of them, pray, and even light candles in spite of everything.

We tried to collect the most exciting photos of abandoned churches in Russia and here it is.

 

A church. The village of Kushmangort, Perm Krai

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250 years old church. A town of Staritsa, Tver Oblast

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A church. The village of Perevles, Ryazan Oblast

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A church. The village of Nesterovo, Ryazan Oblast

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Church of the Ascension. Tver Oblast

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St. Nicholas Cathedral, 15 century. Tver Oblast

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Church of the Intercession, 18 century. The village of Klementyevo, Vladimir Oblast

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Three Saints Church, 1807. The village of Goloperovo, Yaroslavl Oblast

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St. Michael the Archangel Church. The village of Gorodkovo, Moscow Oblast

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Church of St. Nicholas, 1795. The village of Karacharovo, Moscow Oblast

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Church of St. Nicholas, 16 century. The village of Cherlenkovo, Moscow Oblast

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Church of the Saviour, 1772-1777. The village of Ilyinskoye-Tolbuzino, Moscow Oblast

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Kazan Church, 1905. The village of Kasplya, Smolensk Oblast

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Holy Trinity Church, 19 century. The village of Fedyaevo, Smolensk Oblast

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St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, 1785-1790s. The village of Pereslegino, Tver Oblast

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Dormition Church, 1755. The village of Elokhovo, Yaroslavl Oblast

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, 1905. The village of Sedelnitsi, Ivanovo Oblast

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Senty Church, 10 century. Karachay-Cherkessia

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Church of the Nativity of The Most Holy Theotokos, 1893. The village of Zheremino, Tula Oblast

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Vvedenskaya Church, 1912-1913. The village of Pyot, Ryazan Oblast

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Photos: Alexander Belenkiy, Marina, Alexey KulikovDenis Spirin | Compilation: Sean Sheepskin



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2 Comments

  • I will inhabit one of them.

    • Surely, welcome, Prince Matthew =)
      I think no one minds if you inhabit and restore one of them ;)

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