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Church of Saint John the Baptist (Церковь Рождества Иоанна Предтечи) (Nizhny Novgorod)

 Church of Saint John the Baptist (Церковь Рождества Иоанна Предтечи) (Nizhny Novgorod)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Church of Saint John the Baptist

Church of Saint John the Baptist (Церковь Рождества Иоанна Предтечи) (Nizhny Novgorod)

The original Church of Saint John the Baptist stood in Nizhny Novgorod since the 15th century. It was one of the first churches constructed outside of safety of Kremlin city walls. From the porch of Church of Saint John the Baptist Kuzma Minin turned to residents of Nizhny Novgorod in troubled and difficult times in the history of Russia. In 1676- 1683 original wooden structure was replaced by a current stone structure. The construction of the new house of God was funded by a local merchant Gavriil (Gabriel) Stepanovich Draschnikov and his brother Laurentius Draschnikov. In 1881- 85 Church of Saint John the Baptist was reconstructed and repaired including the main bell tower. During Soviet times Church of Saint John the Baptist was closed to Christians. It was reopened only in the 1990s after the fall of USSR.

 

 

 

 


 

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