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Church of St. Nicholas description and photos - Bulgaria: Ruse

St. Nicholas Church description and photos - Bulgaria: Rousse. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.

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The Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is the third Orthodox church in the city of Ruse - after the churches of the Holy Trinity and St. George.

Initially, the temple was built as a Greek chapel, but after the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913, when the number of Greeks in the city began to decrease, the Bulgarian Church departed (June 1, 1914). A few years later, many refugees from the civil war that followed the Bolshevik revolution in Russia appeared in Ruse (as in Bulgaria in general). Then the temple was given for the religious needs of Russian immigrants. The Russians brought their icons and books to the church and conducted their services in parallel with the activities of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. So the church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker became known among the residents of the city of Ruse as a "Russian church".

In the 1990s, the process of painting the temple began, which lasted ten years. Now the church is decorated with paintings by artists Yasen Yankov, Ivo Iotovsky and Payno Paynov. Not so long ago, a bell tower was attached to the building, on which a 240-kilogram bell is located.

In 1973, the Church of St. Nicholas, due to its interesting fate and connection with the dramatic history of Bulgaria, was declared a cultural monument.

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