Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Kalyazin Bell Tower

The bell tower is all that is left of the monastery of St. Nicholas in the city of Kalyazin, Russia. It is considered an important symbol of old Russia before the revolution. In 1939, Stalin decided to flood the city to make a reservoir by the Volga River. Later, when tourists were interested in seeing the landmark, the government repaired the bell tower and built a small island for docking boats.

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