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The thread about valuable architectural monuments destroyed or severely damaged in the USSR, that have not yet been restored.

Post old photos, drawings, designs and graphic reconstructions of lost buildings, and also ruins if there is still any left (only post-Soviet territories).




Ascension Convent

Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Founded in 1386, destroyed in 1929.

St. Catherine Church, 1808 - 1814, architect Carlo Rossi.












Ascension Cathedral, 1587, architect Vasili Yermolin




St. Michael Maleinos Church, 1634, architects Bazhen Ogurtsov and Semeiko Biely

 

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Omg I can't believe moscow demolished its city walls so relatively recently

Yes, sad but true. Only two small sections have survived.
The weirdest thing is that just before its destruction the walls were thoroughly restored.

Actually there used to be two more wall rings in old Moscow: the White City wall and the Earthen City wall. But they were destroyed in 18th-early 19th centuries as well as in most European capitals. What's now on their place are the Boulevard Ring and the Garden Ring avenues (respectively).

BTW, great thread! Thank you, Jolly Vlad! Heritage destroyed by the Soviets definitely deserves its own thread.
 

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Serpukhov Kremlin

Serpukhov, Russia. A wooden fortification was built in 1374, the white stone castle was constructed in the 1550s. Was abandoned in the late 17th - 19th century, preserved as ruins by the 20th cent. Dismantled in 1934 by order of Lazar Kaganovich. Stones were planned to be used on building of the Moscow metro, but they were rejected.












Serpukhov Kremlin Fragment of Wall [CC BY-SA 3.0
(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], by Sergey Charkin (Чаркин Сергей Евгениевич), from Wikimedia Commons


16th - 17th centuries






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Trinity Monastery of St. Macarius

Kalyazin, Russia. Most of the buildings were built in the 16th - 18th centuries. The fortress wall was built in the 17th century by Mark and Ivan Sharutin. The monastery was flooded when a reservoir was created in 1940.





 
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