Unique Abandoned Russian Сhurch in Yaropolec

 

Russian Kazan Theotokos Church. Chernyshov estate, Yaropolec, Russia.

Russian Kazan Theotokos Church. Chernyshov’s estate, Yaropolec, Russia.

Russia. Yaropolec. Spring. The manor of Chernyshev. The church of the family of Admiral Chernyshev, one of the favorites of the Empress Catherine the Great. This stunningly beautiful church is the only one in Russia having two domes.

The condition of the building is terrible. No wonder, because it is guarded by the state as an architectural monument. Nevertheless, the church makes an indelible impression. The entrance is shut—as if it is under reconstruction—but sure enough there is a hole. We penetrate it. It is calm and noble inside despite the breakdown. The aura is awesome.

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Epiphany of the Lord or Russian Winter, Russian Cuisine, and Russian Bath

By Irina.

When you are going to visit distant Russia, you have to choose whether to do it in winter or in summer. The bravest travelers choose the exotic Russian winters, therefore this post will be about celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord in Russia.

St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

We hoped that the temperature wouldn’t be lower than – 5 to -10°C, but when we landed at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, the captain of our airliner announced cheerfully, “Welcome to Russia. The weather in Moscow is fine and sunny. The ambient temperature is 22 degrees below zero.” Oops! Surprise! Surviving became our main goal. We wanted impressions of Russia, but not chilblains.

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Russian Castle Muromtsevo: An Almost Buried Wonder

 
Castles are quite a rare architectural feature for Russia. There are plenty of churches, fortified hermitages, well-preserved military fortresses, and ancient manors of the nobility, but the castles are the great wonder.

Here you can see three castles, but can you really guess which one is located in Russia?

Three castles.

This trip was postponed several times during two long years, and who knows, maybe the beautiful mellow autumn gave us a shove to hit the road. Here it is, the château formerly owned by Count Khrapovitsky in the Vladimir region of Russia.

The Russian castle by Vladimir Khrapovitsky in the Vladimir region of Russia.

The Russian castle by Vladimir Khrapovitsky in the Vladimir region of Russia.

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