In the Arkhangelsk region after the restoration opened Pojizerski temple complex of the XVIII century

Photo: Irina Skalina/TASS

The monument of Federal importance Pojizerski temple complex of the XVIII century on Sunday, was opened after restoration in the village of Filippovskaya in Kenozersky national Park in Arkhangelsk region. Restoration work in the Church, including summer and winter Church and bell tower, connected by transitions, which is unusual for Northern wooden architecture, was conducted in 2001.

“It’s important for the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. Pojizerski temple complex – an outstanding monument of Russian wooden architecture. Ensemble-tee, which includes two churches and the bell tower,” – said TASS Director of the Kenozersky national Park, Elena Shatkovskaya.

“Once in the Russian North there were 150 and now there are only six,’ she continued. – Among them our Pojizerski complex. It is quite rare for Russian wooden architecture, because he has two churches and a bell tower are combined into a single complex of galleries and passages”.

The restoration of the temple

Since 2001, the financing of works was carried out by the Directorate for cultural heritage Norway and the Ministry of culture of Russia. In 2002, Russian and Norwegian experts for the first time in Russia carried out a unique operation to lift the 200-ton tent Church of the Origin Fair drev, with the help of technology of lifting and replacement of crowns in the body of the monument, without it rolling. In 2008-2009 was recreated lost the fence around the temple complex on the basis of rare photographs of the ethnographer and Illustrator Ivan Bilibin made in 1903.

The completion of the restoration work was possible thanks to the support of the Russian authorities. “For the first time in Russia was realized in practice the concept of the unity of natural and cultural heritage, for the first time in Russia has been overcome departmental dissociation,” – said in his speech at the opening Shatkovskaya.

The Director of the Department of protected territories of the Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation Alexey Titovskiy noted at the opening that the Russian North has carefully preserved the traditions. “Today’s the day vividly symbolizes the special importance of the Russian North, the Arctic have for our country. Today we see how carefully and reverently in the Russian North holds the traditions of our people, and carefully passed to the next generation,” said Tito.

New life temple of Posterscope

The complex was reconstructed interiors of churches: iconostasis and painted ceiling. “The heavens [painted ceiling] of the prayer hall and the altar restored. In the temples placed copies of the [composite], and the originals placed in the exhibition in the barn by a storehouse in the village Vershinino,” said TASS head of the Department of learning and interpretation of historical and cultural heritage of the Kenozersky national Park Marina Malutina. In the bell tower and the refectory complex exposition “Pojizerski the churchyard. History, architecture, parish.”

The consecration of the temple complex was held by the Bishop of plesetsky and Kargopolsky Alexander. “I am happy that we, the Russian people managed to keep this beauty happy and think on how to use. The sad experience in the Republic of Karelia (10 August 2018 in Kondopoga (Karelia) was burnt wooden Church of the XVIII century – approx. TASS) suggests that the need to make every effort to preserve it,” said TASS, the Bishop.

As reported by TASS Director of the national Park and the head of the diocese, is scheduled to consider the issue of joint use of the temple complex.

Kenozersky national Park

Kenozero national Park is located in the South-Western part of Arkhangelsk region on the border of plesetsky and Kargopolsky districts. Its Western boundary runs along the border with Karelia. In 2004, he joined the world network of biosphere reserves of UNESCO. In Kenozerie combines the beautiful natural landscapes with the masterpieces of wooden architecture: old churches, churchyards and chapels with painted ceilings.

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