2020 WORLD HERITAGE – Russian Federation – € 1.80


2020 WORLD HERITAGE – Russian Federation – € 1.80


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Kizhi Pogost – € 1,80

The architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost is located on one of the many islands of Lake Onega, in Karelia, Russia. The ensemble includes two 18th-century wooden churches – the Church of the Transfiguration and the Church of the Intercession and an octagonal wooden bell clock tower built in 1862.

The ensemble bears evidence of the highly developed carpentry skills of the Russian people. Nowadays it is the only ensemble with two multi-domed wooden churches preserved in Russia. The Church of the Transfiguration is a monument with exceptional architectural and structural features.

The Kizhi Pogost is a unique monument of Russian wooden architecture, and a universally recognized masterpiece of world architecture. It is noted for the harmony of its dimensions and shapes, and the artistic unity of its structures, built at different times. The architectural beauty of the ensemble is enhanced by its surrounding landscape.

The site was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1990.

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