This happened long time ago when young Peter I ascended to the Russian throne.
A little manorial estate Dubrovitsy located near Moscow was owned by Knyaz Golitsyn – a tutor of Tzar Peter I. It was a time of troubles when everybody struggled for the Russian throne and as a result of a palace intrigues Boris Golitsyn was sent (expelled) to the village. Within a year the knowledge that the Knyaz was granted with a boyar’s title spread throughout the whole Dubrovitsy.
As a propitiatory gesture of the reconciliation with Peter I it was devised to build a new stony church of an unheard beauty – baroque church of the Sign of the Holy Mother of God.
So, let’s take a look at this fairly unconventional for Russia baroque church.
Peter I baroque church in Dubrovitsy near Moscow, Russia
Peter I approved this decision, kept it going and moreover, recommended an Italian architect to Golitsyn. The church was laid in 1690 with the Imperial presence of Tzar Peter the Great.
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