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The Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Sogintsy Village, Podporozhsky District)

Subject / Religion. Church/Orthodox churches

The Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Sogintsy Village, the Podporozhye District). The wooden pier-shaped church in the Soginsky Pogost territory was built during 1696-1698. The church was erected of logs from the ground and was octagonal frame in the plane with the extension upper part. It was covered with the high piramidal roof. The refectory annex with a porch and the altar annex were added to the main section. The bell tower, decorated with carved ornamental details, with the high piramidal roof (it was connected with the church with an inner porch) and the narthex were put up in the 18th century. The church was closed in 1935, as well as three chapels attached to it, and was transferred to a kolkhoz.In 1941-1944 during the Finnish occupation period, the church was used as a warehouse and a stable. The upper part of the piramidal roof was destroyed with a shell, after the war it was temporarily changed with a small dome made of copper. A frame of the carved iconostas and some icons have been survived (now they are kept in the State Russian Museum). In the course of restoration work (1973-1976; the design of the architects M.I. Kalyada, I.A. Macheret) the piramidal roof was restored, the boards cover and some horizontal rows of logs of the bell tower logframe were changed. From the 1990s public worships are performed from time to time in the church.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich
Bertash, Aleksandr Vitalyevich

Kolyada, Mark Ivanovich
Macheret, Irina Aleksandrovna

Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District/Sogintsi Village

Гоголицын Ю.М., Гоголицына Т.М. Памятники архитектуры Ленинградской области. Л., 1987., 209-313
Карсаков В. Посвирье. URL:, 209-313

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