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Kishi/Kizhi Pogost, UNESCO World Heritage Site

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Coordinates: 62°04′00″N 35°14′17″E / 62.0666667°N 35.23806°E / 62.0666667; 35.23806 Kizhi Pogost * UNESCO World Heritage Site

Country Russian Federation Type Cultural Criteria i, iv, v Reference 544 Region * Europe Inscription history Inscription 1990 (14th Session) * Name as inscribed on World Heritage List * Region as classified by UNESCO Kizhi Pogost (Russian: Погост Кижи) is a historical site dating from the 17th century on Kizhi island. The island is located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District), Russia. The pogost is the area inside a fence which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell-tower. The pogost is famous for its beauty and longevity, despite that it is built exclusively of wood. In 1990, it was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites and in 1993 listed as a Russian Cultural Heritage site.

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