Devastated Interior of Resurrection Church (Side View)

Devastated  Interior of Resurrection Church (Side View)
«Devastated Interior of Resurrection Church (Side View)»

On December 10, 1941, Nazi special troops (sappers) blew up all the towers and temples of the great Voskresenskiy (Resurrection) monastery of New Jerusalem, including its main cathedral that was built in the second half of the 17th century as an exact replica of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Reconstruction of the ruined church, which holds high religious and historical value, started immediately during WWII, at the beginning of 1942 when Istra was released from Fascists-German invaders. Its magnificent high white columns were restored in the 1950s, but its interior, moulding, stucco work, and frescoes were still left devastated, not to be restored until the beginning of the 21st century—nine years after this shot was taken...

Photo #257 taken on May 14, 2006 during Moscow countryside tour to New Jerusalem (Istra) with my Dear client from Canada, Anna Budz.

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