Flooded Belfry – A landmark towering above the water in Kalyazin

A Neoclassical campanile rising to a height of 75 meters over the waters of the Uglich Reservoir on the Volga River. The steeple was built in 1796—1800 as part of the five-domed Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, dating from 1694. The building except the bell tower were dismantled in 1939.

Flooded Belfry, a part of the Monastery of St. Nicholas / Image source 

When Joseph Stalin moved to modernize the USSR in the late 1930s, ordered the construction of the Uglich Dam, the old parts of Kalyazin, including several medieval structures, were submerged under the reservoir’s waters.

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