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We visited this church very early in the morning when we were walking around the small village of Listvyanka. There is nothing spectacular about it at first glance, but it has an interesting story. First of all, this wooden church is the only ancient architectural...More
After visiting some of the grand and highly decorated Russian Orthodox churches in Irkutsk, this small local church might be a disappointment. It is a simpler place, but shows how everyday Russian worship. In a smaller, less grand, but likely much appreciated place of worship...More
Listvyanka’s small mid-19th-century timber Church of St. Nicholas was built by Russian merchant, Ksenofont Serebryakov. Less than a mile away from the lake may be a spot you should not miss. A legend says that he had nearly drowned during a heavy storm on Lake...More
This church was built by a man who nearly drowned in the lake. It's very unorthodox construction according to our guide was because no construction crew would stay longer than one Siberian winter so it's a bit of a hodgepodge of styles. The interior also...More
Built by a man who nearly drowned on Lake Baikal in honor of St. Nicholas, this is a church made of almost entirely wood. It has several interesting architectural features and is worth a visit if you are in Listvyanka.