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Beautiful abandoned churches around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 14: The flooded belfry was built in the russian city of Kalyazin in 1800. Tver region, the Volga river bank

Kalyazin Bell Tower – Kalyazin, Russia

A modernization campaign initiated by Stalin resulted in the flooding of this magnificent monastery built in the 15th and the 16th century. When a dam was built on the upper Volga River in the 1930s, the surrounding area was flooded, submerging several buildings, including the church. Today, the structure is visited by tourists and occasionally hosts Orthodox Christian ceremonies.

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