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Wooden Russian Churches

December 19, 2010

I stumbled upon some snowy images of these wonderful Russian Churches and thought

I’d share them with you. Below is Uspenskaya church constructed in 1694 and located in

Nelazskoye village of Vologda Oblast and known as a masterpiece of Russian wooden architecture.

Apparently many of these churches were constructed without nails, I assume they skilfully created

joints that were interlocking or had very good russian glue ! Beautiful works of art.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. ssarahlou permalink
    December 19, 2010 3:31 pm

    They are beautiful. The latter one looks like it was influenced by the southern bordering countries;China,Japan or Mongolia?! I hope the craft will be passed on.

  2. leloop permalink
    March 30, 2011 3:35 pm

    the last picture and little above is not russian orthodox church.
    This church is located in Borgund, Norway http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgund_Stave_Church.
    There is one church of this type in Poland, Karpacz, moved from Norway in the 19th century by Frederick William IV King of Prussia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vang_stave_church
    i like your blog 🙂
    greetings from Brittany

    • March 31, 2011 4:39 pm

      Thank you for the information, always good to know these details. Also glad to see a new blog reader too, welcome aboard ! 🙂

  3. July 16, 2011 10:55 am

    I love your site Craig, and especially love the photos of the Russian churches. Could I use one for my blog with your name accredited to it of course ?? http://www.drawnbyastar.blogspot.com
    Look forward to hearing from you.

  4. July 16, 2011 10:57 am

    PS. have you seen eh Russian film The Island ? The photography is stunning.

    • July 16, 2011 2:59 pm

      Thanks for the tip Meg, not seen or heard of the film myself, something else to look up and look forward to now.

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