Abandoned rural church
According to experts, if you do not spend massive conservation work (to repair the roof, install windows, doors, fence from vandals), many churches will not last even a few years. But often it's true masterpieces. Here, look at these ten at least.
The Moscow region, Volokolamsk district, manor Yaropolets
Kazan Church (1780-1798) built by architect Vasily Bazhenov and Karl Blank. A monument of architecture of federal significance. Temple-tomb of Field Marshal Zakhar Chernyshev - the famous General-in-Chief, who became famous in the Seven Years' War, who took Berlin and became the first Governor-General of Belarus, after the first partition of Poland.
The Moscow region, Klin district, manor thermal
Znamenskoye Church (1797). A monument of architecture of federal significance. The architect of the temple - a brilliant intellectual, educator Nikolai Lvov - writer, chemist, musician, architect palladianets and generally multi-talented gentleman. World Monuments Fund included Znamensky church in one of the 100 monuments of world importance, on the verge of destruction.
Tver region Bezhetsk district, village Eskov
Church of the Epiphany (1801). Many critics admired the paintings of the temple, or rather what was left of them. "In my life I have never so close is not faced with a genuine treasure of art in such a degree of neglect. It's like, what to see trampled and thrown in the dirt Raphael ", - said one of them.
Tver region, Kuvshinovsky District, the village of Kunin
Trinity Church (1832). A monument of architecture of federal significance. The project was designed by Vasily Stasov (1769-1848) - the son of ordinary Serpukhov nobles, after graduating from high school he entered the Moscow University as a draftsman in the architectural expedition of cases and work and talent has grown to the court architect.
Vladimir region, Kolchugino district, village Novofetinino
The Church of All Saints (1844). From 1805 to 1844 years, the village owned and built the church of Countess Natalia Zubov - the daughter of Generalissimo Suvorov (father called her "Suvorushkoy"). Gave it to the son of Catherine the Great's favorite, she was widowed at 30 years and led a decent life, raising six children in labor. For example, the daughter of her own shoveled snow in the courtyard of the Moscow house.
Lipetsk region, Dankov district, village Balovnovo
Vladimir Church (end of XVIII century). A monument of architecture of federal significance. The project of the great Russian architect Vasily Bazhenov.
Ryazan region, Starozhilovsky District, village Perevles
The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (between 1824 and 1839.). A unique monument of late classicism with a bell tower, which is recognized as one of the most brilliant masterpieces of Russian architecture of its time.
Penza region, Pachelmsky District, village Poroshin
Church of Archangel Michael (1806-1808). Designed by (posthumously) the architect Nicolas Legrand - a Frenchman, a contemporary Bazhenov.
Kirov region, Luzsky District, Burkinskiy churchyard
Church of the Intercession-on-Luz (1729-1751 gg.) This is one of dozens of temples so-called Vyatka and Ustyug baroque of the XVIII century. These architectural phenomenon unique awarded high scores in science, however, remain unknown and totally unappreciated in the field. Often rare, occurring only in this place, the monuments are listed as "ordinary examples of rural church architecture." The loss of these forgotten masterpieces impoverish our heritage to the whole historical layers.
Smolensk region, Novoduginsky District, the village of High
Church of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God (1868-1871 biennium). A monument of architecture of federal significance. Architect Nikolai Benois - student Konstantin Ton, prominent in his time teacher and architectural manager, worked as the chief architect of Peterhof.