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Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Pokrovsky description and photos - Russia - Moscow: Moscow. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The village of Rubtsovo-Pokrovskoye, in which this Nikolsky temple was built, was the royal patrimony in the 17th century, and became part of Moscow in the 18th century. It is known that the Church of Nicholas the Wonderworker existed there since the 80s of the 16th century, and in 1615 it was renovated and re-consecrated in the presence of Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich. In addition to the Nikolskaya Church, there was also the Intercession Church in the village, founded in 1619 in memory of the deliverance of Moscow from the Poles. For this temple, the village began to be called Pokrovsky. At about the same time, near Rubtsov on the banks of the Yauza River, Mikhail Romanov was building a country palace for himself - a temporary residence for the period of the restoration of the Moscow Kremlin.
In the 60s of the 18th century, the temple was rebuilt in stone. Subsequent changes to its appearance were made in the 19th century - at the beginning of the century a bell tower was built, at the end of the century the buildings were expanded.
The biography of the playwright Alexander Ostrovsky and the commander Alexander Suvorov is associated with the Church of St. Nicholas in Pokrovskoye. The parents of the author of "Thunderstorms" and "Dowries" were married in this church, and Alexander Vasilyevich was his parishioner in the middle of the 18th century.
Today, the former territory of the village of Pokrovskoye is located in the Basmanny district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. The restored temple building is protected by the state as a cultural heritage site. In addition to the main - Nikolsky - throne, the temple has two side-chapels, consecrated in honor of Peter and Paul and the Protection of the Virgin.
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