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.

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: rbth.co.uk

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