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Museum of Maltsevi family (Музей хрусталя им. Мальцевых) (Gus- Krustalny)

 Museum of Maltsevi family (Музей хрусталя им. Мальцевых) (Gus- Krustalny)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Museum of Maltsevi (or Maltsevy) family

Gus- Krustalny Museum of Maltsevi familyMuseum of Maltsevi (or Maltsevy) family is actually a former Russian Orthodox Church of Saint George. It was constructed in 1892- 1903 by Yuri Stepanovich Nechaev- Maltsev, one of the members of the Maltsevi clan who made glass for many decades in the city. The architect of the beautiful cathedral was Leonti Benois and many of the of the frescoes were painted by a famous Russian artists Viktor Vasnetsov. It was constructed in a Byzantine style that was quiet popular at the time. The only thing that is left from the original interior is a mosaic over the the former altar. The church miraculously survived survived Soviet era, but it lost its bell tower and the top of the main building. Instead it in 1974 it was converted into a museum of glass that was historically produced here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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