Voices From Russia, Too

Monday, 15 December 2014

15 December 2014. A Multimedia Presentation. A Tiny Church on a Tiny Island on Lake Vuoksa in Kareliya in Leningrad Oblast… It AIN’T PhotoShop!

00 Lake Vuoksa church 01. Russia. 15.12.14

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 02. Russia. 15.12.14

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 03. Russia. 15.12.14

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Rafting on the Vuoksa River (which flows into and out of Lake Vuoksa)

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 04. Russia. 15.12.14

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The Nature of Lake Vuoksa by Tatyana Lyubitina… photos with a musical background

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 06. Russia. 15.12.14

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 07. Russia. 15.12.14

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 08. Russia. 15.12.14

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This is an actual little Orthodox chapel built on a tiny island on Lake Vuoksa. That’s in Priozersk Raion in Leningrad Oblast on the Kareliyan Isthmus. It’s on the Vuoksa River, which flows eventually into Lake Ladoga from its source in Lake Saimaa in Finland.

No sir, this AIN’T PhotoShop… this is the real deal. An architect built this little gem in the early 2000s… his name was Andrei, so, he dedicated it to Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called (Андрей Первозванный: Andrei Pervozvanny). The lake is 108 square kilometres (42 square miles) in area, with 18 square kilometres (7 square miles) being taken up by Olesny Island (it’s roughly 5 kilometres (3 miles) long by 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide). This little bit is one of the smaller islets, which take up 15 square kilometres (6 square miles) of area. So, the lake has 75 square kilometres (29 square miles) of water and 33 square kilometres (13 square miles) of islands within it.

BMD

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