Russian volunteers working to save Krokhino church from sinking

Volunteers  in Russia are working to save the ruined 18th-century Church of the Nativity in the village of Krokhino in Vologda region from sinking.

The Krokhino church in Russia.

The Krokhino church in Russia. Image by Lynda / CC BY 2.0

The church has famously been marooned since 1964, when the village was flooded to raise the level of the Sheksna river as the Volga-Baltic canal was built. It can only be accessed by boat.  Entire villages were flooded in a massive project of widening the rivers and construction of hydropower plants in Russia after WWII. The best-known example is the town of Kalyazin in Tver region, which was completely submerged and where today only a bell tower in the middle of a lake can be seen. Read more:

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