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  • Tatiana Volodina

    The audioguide tells the story, describes architecture and reports interesting facts about the Church of San Teodoro Stratilate on the Stream, founded in 1360. This church represents a radical change in the architecture of Novgorod, its true masterpiece, which then became a classic model for architects for more than a century. The frescoes of the church of San Teodoro Stratilate represent one of the manifestations of Byzantine art, expressing the mystical mood of the monastic environment. The frescoes of the church were made between 1378 and 1396. Their contractor is unknown. The author of this unique pictorial complex is unknown, but some signs, such as the precision with which Greek...read more

  • Tatiana Volodina

    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the church of the Transfiguration on Elia Street, one of Novgorod's most significant monuments, directly and definitely linked to the Byzantine culture of the Paleologist era. In the III Novgorod Chronicle, of the end of the 17th century, it is said that "in the summer of 6886 (1378) the church of our Lord God and Our Savior Jesus Christ was frescoed in the name of the Holy Transfiguration, by order of the noble boiaro devotee to the Lord, Vasilij Danilovi?, and the community of via Elia. The fresco was created by the Greek master Theophane ... ". The first mention of the Church of the...read more

  • Tatiana Volodina

    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the church of Dormition, founded in 1352. The church of the Dormition was originally monasterial. Towards the end of the 17th century, the monastery began to depopulate. In 1764, it lost its status and the church became a parish. The renovations made during the years were not stateradical, the original architectural forms were cut off with extreme accuracy and the frescoes were almost entirely preserved. By the summer of 1941, restoration works had reached perfection, but the war blocked the works. The church, finding itself on the frontline was exposed to bombing and enemy fire. After the war,...read more

  • Tatiana Volodina

    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture, and reports interesting facts about the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, one of the oldest Russian churches. According to Novgorod's first chronicle, it was erected in the years 1045 - 1050 "on the order of Prince Jaroslav, his son Vladimir and Archbishop Luca." Prior to its construction there were no stone buildings in Novgorod. Byzantine Masters from Kiev, who had close ties to the Byzantine Empire, were invited. The Hagia Sophia cathedral has a complex structure. Once adopted as a model, the Byzantine church system with a Greek cross-shaped church was surmounted by a dome. The church was adapted to the requirements of the...read more

  • Tatiana Volodina

    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about St. George's Cathedral, founded in 1119 by Grand Prince Mstislav Vladimirovi?. St. George's Cathedral represents the fusion of the Kiev-Byzantine traditions: the architect has managed to put the fundamental principle of the Byzantine architecture into practice. The cathedral is dedicated to St. George, the patron saint of Prince Jaroslav, the Sage, founder of the monastery. St. George's Cathedral gives us the first example of outer wall painting in the ancient Rus. It was distributed over the radial files of the plinths, placed over the niches, windows and bows. A fragment of this type has been...read more