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Architecture of the Russian North (12th – 19th centuries)

The Russian North… Sombre, murmuring forests where pine and fir reign. White snow, and on it imprints of loping wolves, of paws moving cautiously parallel to and behind those of a fleeing, gasping elk. Swift glimpses of sable among the boughs.

The story of this part of Russia is extremely interesting, in its way unique.

The local merchants,aspiring to immortalise their names and their activities, they erected votive wooden churches and white stone cathedrals, hiring the very best master craftsmen with they teams of able carpenters and stonemasons.