Chelyabinsk architecture: 3 churches

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I think this is what foreigners are supposed to do in Russia, right? Wander around the outside of churches and take photos? It seems I failed at that task, though… these are all the photos I have to share with you.

Храм сергия радонежского / Church of St. Sergei of Radonezh

Cute golden dome surrounded by a ramshackle fence.

Свято-Троицкий храм / Holy Trinity Church

Currently the largest church in Chelyabinsk and over 100 years old.

Храм Александра Невского / Alexander Nevsky Church

This church was in our neighborhood. We spent a lot of time circling through the surrounding park in all seasons. In fact, it was the first city landmark I saw in daylight.
During the USSR, religious services here ended and the building was used as a chess school, a planetarium, and an art storage facility.

I suspect there are lots more churches in this city of 1.1 million people. There was…is?… even the Церковь Челябинского Метеорита (Chelyabinsk Meteorite Church) for those looking for something truly out of this world!

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