Look at the crumbling beauty of this abandoned church in the Moscow Region

An abandoned, vandalized church in the tiny, 200-year-old village of Yaropolets was once branded Masonic. During early Soviet anti-religion campaigns it was left untouched and even used during WWII, when the area was occupied by the Germans. Still, it fell victim to Nikita Khrushchev’s anti-church movement in the 1960s and was left to decay. Now the locals are restoring it.

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