Photographer's Note

St. Vasil’s church (named after Saint Basil the Great) was built in Ovruch in 1190. In XIV century it was almost completely destroyed by the Lithuanians. In 1907 – 1909 the church was restored according to design made by well-known architect Alexey Shchusev (there is another church of his design among my TE shots). At the same time, the new St. Vasil Convent was built around the restored church.

Although the town is situated pretty close to the Chernobil’s control zones, it now lives its normal life. A lot of tourists and pilgrims visit this church and Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy ( Transfiguration of Jesus ) cathedral, which is also located there, at the historic center of the town, on the elevated bank of the Norin River, just across the Ovruch's main street.

GPS coordinates: 51.31522 Lat, 28.79900 Long, 156 m

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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1933 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
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