Photographer's Note

...In year 1663 6-years-old son of rich merchant Nikifor Chepolosov, Ivan, was murdered by the reasons unknown. Murderer, named Rudak, was clerk of Chepolosov.
In memory of his lost son Nikifor decided to built a church on the shore of Volga river and in year 1689 accomplished this. So here it is, church of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. Small Ivan is buried inside of it, his grave was found in 1960-s, during the repairing of the church.

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