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Andrey В. Bode

Tatiana V. Zhigaltsova 

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Andrey В. Bode — PhD in Architecture, Head of the Wooden Architecture Sector, Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Dushinskaya St., 9, 111024 Moscow, Russia; Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University) (MGSU), Yaroslavskoe sh., 26, 129337 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9866-845X
E-mail: bode-niitag@yandex.ru

Tatiana V. Zhigaltsova — PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Severnaya Dvina Emb., 17, 163002 Arkhangelsk, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5471-1540
E-mail: zhitava@gmail.com


History of Arts




Vol. 66


pp. 353–367


November 01, 2021

Approved after reviewing

January 04, 2022

Date of publication

December 28, 2022



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The Study was Carried out with Financial Support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) within the Project No. 20-012-00356 “Architecture of 17th–19th Century Wooden Churches of the Onega Pomorye. Typology, Evolution, Regional Traditions”.


The paper deals with the history and architecture of the wooden architecture complex, situated in Maloshuyka (modern name — Abramovskaya village) in Onega District, Arkhangelsk Region. It describes the construction history of the Sretenskaya (Meeting of the Lord) Church (1873) and the bell tower (1807) in detail on the basis of the field research and archival data. The study of archival historical sources made it possible to reveal the architectural appearance of the preceding 18th century Sretenskaya Church. The identified features of its architecture were compared with the analogue Pomor churches. Based on the historical and typological comparison, we have come to the conclusion about the existence of a local church-building tradition. The results obtained include graphic reconstructions of the original appearance of the architectural ensemble in Maloshuyka as well as its appearance during the final stage of its development in the late 19th century. We analyzed historical data on the façade painting of the monuments under study and established that a specific color palette was characteristic of Pomor churches in the 19th – early 20th centuries. Also, the authors introduce new information into the scientific discourse about one lost object — a cemetery. The study resulted in obtaining new data on the history and architecture of Pomor wooden churches.


wooden architecture, history and construction, Onega Pomorye, cube-shaped church, Pomor traditions, Maloshuyka village.


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