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Trinity Church in Nikitniky from the southeast

Trinity Church in Nikitniky (Moscow).…

Trinity Church in Nikitniky (Moscow). View from the southeast.
Photo by N.I.Zharkikh, May 6, 1979.

This church is not far from Red Square. Built it not by the tsar and not by the boyar, but by a wealthy Moscow merchant Grigory Nikitnikov – next to his yard. Construction was dragged on long time, from 1628 to 1651. For the Moscow tradition, the church built on a high ground floor. The main volume of the church – cubic, covered with closed vault. Vaults outside decorated by tiers of arches and crowned with five deaf heads. Church surrounded with two chapels, wonderful porch and belfry.