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September 1, 2014 posted by Sean Sheepskin

Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral

Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral

Everything has been against this church; circumstances, money, wars, natural disasters. Even builders and priesthood. But it withstood, although it looks forlorn now. Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral was built in 1700s in the village of Yaropolets (Moscow Region, Russia) by the initiative of Count Zakhar Chernyshyov. The grandiose and magnificent Cathedral survived through a collapse, a fire, harsh storms, and even wars. But can it survive through human indifference?

 

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Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral - 14This is how it looked in the early 20th century

Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral - 15 Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral - 16In 1917 a storm broke the crosses of the church

Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral - 17And, during a war, a projectile ruined a part of the interior

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Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral - 33Here, you can compare the condition of the gravestone in different times

Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral - 34This hole in the floor is actually leading to the tomb of Count Chernyshyov

Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral - 35But there is nothing there but ruins. The Count died before the temple was finished

Unhappy temple: Ruins of Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral - 36Unfortunately, now the temple is totally abandoned and seems like it is going to completely die

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Photo sources: Wikipedia, SaoirseSergey Mukhamedov | Compilation: Sean Sheepskin


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