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Uspenskiy Admiralty Temple, Voronezh

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  • The Dormition (Uspenskaya) Admiralty church is one of the oldest Voronezh buildings which survived to this day (only the monastery belltower Akatov is some 20-30 years older). The first church on this place was built out of wood and it was consecrated in the late XVIth century. Inititally it served as a cathedral of the eponymous monastery and some 100 years later the abbot monastery's (so-called hegumen in Russian), named .tit, gained a permission and necessary funding to build a new two-storey five-dome stone cathedral church intended to replace already somewhat decrepit wooden structure. There is no scholarly consensus on the exact date when the church's construction was finished and when it was consecrated but it is almost certain that this happened some time between the years 1694 and 1703, which nevertheless makes Dormition Church the oldest surviving church in the city of Voronezh. When Peter the First initiated a process of Russian navy fleet's construction in the neighbouhood nearby, he insisted on the transfering of the Dormition monastery brethren to the other Voronezh convent, Saint Alexius Akatov monastery, as the Dormition monastery was seen by him as a hindrance to the rapid expansion process of the Admiralty wharf and its residential district. But the church itself remained on its original place and it was here where the famed Russian primate, Mitrophan, bishop of Voronezh (later canonized as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church), sanctified the newly built ships of Russian Navy, often in the presence of Peter the First himself. Further history of the church was much poorer on famous people and illustrious events but it continued to be an active place of religious worship till the year 1940. The church remained closed after the WWII but in the 1970s famous architecture restorer Boris Altshuler came up with a project of restoration and the church's building was masterfully restored during that decade (only the interior frescoes a plastered over in the late 1940s could not be recovered). The church building was given back to the Russian Orthodox Church in the early 1990s and right now it is operating as an Orthodox temple (so there is no entrance fee and everyone is free to visit as long as he respects the usual rules of etiquette for visiting Russian Orthodox temples). The old connection between the Dormition church and the history of Russian Naval Forces is bolstered by a recently acquired icon of Russian naval commander Fyodor Ushakov (who was canonized as a saint by Russian Orthodox Church in 2000) and memorial plates honouring Russian submariners who died in the wracks of atomic submarines "Festival" and "Kursk". The architecture of the church building is simple yet visually striking. It has five domes on top of a lofty ' chetverik ' (a sort of church's main volume, a simple nave, in its rectangular shape) and is adorned with the typical "Moscow baroque" architectural decoration (pilasters of varying length, semicolumns which smooth out the facets of the low threeblade altar apse and quaint, elegant stone-carved window platbands). An imposing belltower and auxiliary side-chapels were added in the beginning of the XIXth century and they were designed in the classicist ' empire ' style, slightly disharmonizing with the architecture of the church's building itself. Overall, the Dormition church is a truly majestic piece of old Voronezh, carefully preserved to this day. Its gentle color palette with its combination of yellow and white, its simple but is an exquisite architectural decoration, its scenic location in the middle of a meadow on the bank of the Voronezh water reservoir, the atmosphere of sanctity and sincere piety of old times you feel once you make your way inside-all of these not only make Dormition church, one of the main architectural landmarks in Voronezh but also a place where you feel the soul of this city , its true spiritual essence. Assumption Church is the oldest surviving churches in Voronezh and one of the oldest buildings in the city (only the Bell Tower of the monastery was built on a pair of Akatova decades earlier). The history of the Church begins almost simultaneously with the Foundation of Voronezh fortress, because already at the end of the 16th century found mention of wooden Dormition Church. To the top ...
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  • The impression, as a composition on the Admiralty square. Immediately open space, a river ship promenade
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  • The first place I looked in Voronezh this Admiral area, usually in city day and victory day people celebrate there, I went to this temple and felt good
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  • Beautiful place.
  • The beautiful building. Clean energy. Standing temple for visits.
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  • A place with a great view on the left coast! Perhaps cycling and roller skating! Visit the Museum, located on the ship "Goto Predistinacija". Huge space enables perfect stroll.
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  • Beautiful promenade in Voronezh. As far as I understood from the trip, one of the essential places to visit varonezhtsau represented at weddings. For half an hour there came some wedding motorcades.
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  • Very beautiful views. Great place for a stroll.
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