Skip to comments.The Monastery Under The Lake
Posted on 09/19/2012 12:54:30 PM PDT by marshmallow
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Take a trip up the Volga river in Russia and when you get to the small town of Kalyazin keep your eyes peeled for something unusual. There, in the middle of an artificial lake stands something a little perplexing. Is it a weird Russian form of lighthouse? Some weird folly built on an island?
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The answer is a resounding no. During the 1940s the then Communist government had big plans to make the turbulent river navigable all year around. So a cascade of dams and reservoirs was ordered on the Upper Volga. It gave the region the much needed transport artery and hydroelectricity in to the bargain. It also buried hundreds of years of history, of which the bell tower of the Makaryevsky Monastery is the only visible remnant above the waters of the Uglich reservoir.
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Monument to Central Planning.
Not the only drowned church. https://www.google.com/search?q=drowned+churches&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch
10s of thousands died on that project.
Oh please,,You dont think we buried towns and churchs while building dams?I can show you right here in Ohio where towns were buried to make dams and waterways.
In Mass -- the towns of Enfield, Greenwich, Prescott and Dana are all under Quabbin. Boston took those towns...
Under Candlewood Lake is the town of Jerusalem...
The casual non-specificity of this statement makes me blanch.
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