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Approaches to preserving wooden religious temples in the XX-XXI centuries on the example of the Transfiguration Church of the Kizhi Pogost








The problem of the accelerated destruction rate of wooden architecture monuments in Russia requires searching for new approaches to conservation. In order to come to an unbiassed decision, specialists need a comprehensive and systematic approach, as well as a certain set of principles and criteria for choosing this approach. The article presents a review of the seventy-year period of preservation of the wooden Transfiguration Church of the Kizhi Pogost built in 1714. During this period, there was discovered the danger of the monument collapse and urgent measures were required to save it. This determined the tasks and methods of its restoration. Observing the continuity of restoration processes, there were revealed various approaches to the building preservation. The results obtained are recommended to be used when carrying out activities to preserve wooden religious monuments, taking into account the characteristics of a particular monument.


Nezvitskaya T. V. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia

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