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Kizhi Pogost

Posted by rod - 03.02.2011

The Kizhi Pogost is an exceptional church, dating back to the 18th and 19th century. Located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Russia) it is one of the tallest wooden buildings of the Russian North. The pogost is the area inside a fence which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell-tower. According to the Russian carpentry traditions of that time, the Transfiguration Church was built of wood only with no nails. In 1990 Kizhi Pogost was included in the UNESCo list of World Heritage sites.

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