Photographer's Note

Cathedral of the Repose of the Virgin in Uspensky Monastery in Old Ladoga. Built in the middle of XII century, according to the heraldry on its walls, by the Prince Rostislav or Prince Svyatopolk. Pure example of Novgorodian style of medieval Russian architecture - white, with small amount of details, and quite Romanic in outlook. Fresqoes inside also comes from XII century, which is very rare thing.
Generally, such churches shows a great difference from what is usual comes to mind when someone thinks about Russian churches - St Basil in Moscow or Spilled Blood in St-Petersburg, which are ovewhelmed with details

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