Church of the assumption of the XVIII century in Karelia was completely destroyed by fire

The fire in the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Kondopoga in Karelia. 10 Aug 2018. Photo : GUMCHS of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Karelia

The building of the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Kondopoga in Karelia burned down completely, told RIA Novosti the GUMCHS the Republic.

Previously, the Agency reported that information about the fire came in Friday at 09.33, dead victims. On the spot has 24 employees, six vehicles, and left an additional fire departments. An employee of the temple explained that the fire began to spread from the porch.

“Burned down completely. The fire engulfed the whole building completely,” — said the representative of management.

The Church of the Dormition in the Republic of Karelia. Photo: RIA Novosti / Igor Podgorny

The Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God located on the territory of the former village of Kondopoga, marked the beginning of the town of Kondopoga. The Church stands on a small promontory jutting into Chupa lip of lake Onega. The Church building was built in 1774 at sunset Northern wooden architecture in memory of the dead peasants during the Kizhi uprising in 1769-1771 years. It is a monument of folk wooden architecture of the late EIGHTEENTH century, historically the final evolution tent churches Prionezhskiy school. This is one of the tallest wooden churches in the Russian North.

The fire in the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Kondopoga in Karelia. 10 Aug 2018. Photo : GUMCHS of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Karelia

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