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Church of St. Basil of Caesarea description and photos - Russia - Leningrad region: Old Ladoga. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Opposite the fortress, on the right bank of the Volkhov, there was the Vasilievsky Monastery, most of which were wooden. During the Time of Troubles, the monastery was devastated and destroyed, and in 1618 eight Valaam monks settled here, expelled by the Swedes from their permanent residence. Stone church of Basil of Caesarea in the 1620s. stood `` crumbling '', and the brethren were forced to conduct divine services with a splinter. In 1666, the temple collapsed to the ground, and 20 years later, a new one was built in its place at the expense of the voivode TI Bestuzhev, which still exists today. At the end of the 17th century. only two monks remained in the monastery. In 1764, the monastery was abolished, and the church became a parish.
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