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  1. 1. Kizhi – a Wooden World
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Kizhi architecture ensemble is well-known in a lot of countries and behind the limits of Karelia. It is situated on one of numerous islands of the Onega lake. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The ensemble consists of 2 churches: Preobrazhenska and Pokrovskaya. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>There are a lot of wooden complexes, which are well-known in northern Russia, but among them Kizhi is the most picturesque and beautiful with lots of domes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The ensemble formation orrured for the period of 265 years. It was created with the principle of ‘a lot of cupolas next to lots of domes’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Kizhi is one of the 1369 islands in the north-easten part of the Onega lake. It is about 5,5 km long and 2,4 km wide. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The history of Kizhi begins in the remote past. It is well-known that these lands were settled by Baltic and Finn tribes. Since the 11 th century Kizhi and the nearest islands were under the power of Novgorod. Thanks to Novgorod, Christianity became very popular in the northern region. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Novgorod lands were divided into provinces, the latter divided into districts or Pogosts. Since 16 th century Kizhi island has become the centre of the Spass Pogost . </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The whole island – is a museum of wooden architecture under the open sky. Here the historical architectural and ethnographical museum-reservation Kizhi is situated. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>In 1990 this national part was inscribed in UNESCO Heritage list. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>There are some gorgeous churches in Kizhi. The most precious is Preobrazhenskaya church. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Preobrazhenskaya church is 37 metres high and it has 22 domes. The sizes of these domes are different at every level of the church. They are crowned with a huge centre dome. The symmetrical structure of the cupolas gives the church the shape of a high pyramid. This pyramid looks alike from every side. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Next to Pokrovskaya Church there is a wooden tent Bell Tower which was built in 1874. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>All the territory of the museum composes more than 10 thousand hectares! It includes the Kizhi island, the surrounded islands, and also a part of the mainland. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Every year more than 170 thousand visitors and pilgrims from Russia, Europe, America and Asia visit Kizhi island. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Don’t miss the chance to visit Kizhi and step back in time!!! </li></ul>