Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin

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If you descend another hundred metres from the rotunda, you’ll find yourself on Krasnoarmeyskaya Ulitsa, which used to be called Uspenskaya. This is where the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin is located. Back in 1734, local merchants – the Kotelnikov brothers – built a stone church with golden crosses in honour of the Holy Virgin, displacing two old wooden chapels in the process. Sixty-eight years later, another local merchant built another stone church, naming it in honour of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. In 1882, a merchant family named Syromyatnikov built a new bell tower between the two churches, thus uniting them as one. In Soviet years, the church complex was nationalised by the state. In 1992 the Church of St. Nicholas was reconsecrated as the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin.