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illov which have a memorial value, they have been preserved as local sacred

objects. They are located in Ivanovski monastery near the chu rch o f St. John

the Baptist where, as legend has it, St. Kirill had «first arrived». One of

them is a wooden c h a p e l made originally hy St. Kirill himself. Its

au then ticity however causes doubt. Details of its framework arrangement

and the manner of hanging the doors on metal hinges instead o f wooden

projections, «podpiatniki», characteristic o f early times make us assume that

the chapel was completely rebuilt in the XVII or XVIII century, and what

we see now is a later approximate copy o f the original chapel o f Kirill.

The o the r structure is situated nearby and marks the spot where Kirill

had dug his «cave» in which he lived upon arriving to Lake Beloye area. A

wooden cross stood here in the XVII century. Later in the end o f the XVI1,

beginning of the XVIII century a canopy supported by carved wooden piers

was erected above the cross. It has reached us with some alterations. In the

beginning of the XIX century stone canopies were raised above the chapel

and wooden canopy to protect them.

Besides this, two important structures brought here for better conserva­

tion are located on the territory of New Town which has remained unused.

The wooden c h u r c h o f t h e D e p o s i t i o n o f t h e R o b e

from the Borodava village is of exceptional value. During the reconstruction

o f the Volga-Baltic water way it came to be in the flooded zone and was

transferred and restored in 1958. In the end o f the XV cen tury Borodava

village was a patrimony of Ferapontov monastery. The chu rch was built in

1485 by the order o f Rostov Bishop Ioasaf Obolenski who had once been

Father Superior at Ferapontov monastery. The church of the Deposition of

the Robe is one o f the oldest extant Russian wooden structures, it belongs to

the «klet» type o f church which go back to remote antiquity. The chu rch is

covered by a high gable roof with a «politsa». Attached to it from the west is

a small refectory with a gallery on two sides. Despite the exceptional sim­

plicity of a rch itectural forms the monument is striking for its refinement of

proportion and an extraordinarily poetical aspect. The iconostasis of the

chu rch of the Deposition of the Robe created in the beginning o f tlie

XVI century is o f great artistic value. When the chu rch was being transferred

the iconostasis was handed over for temporary keeping to the Andrei Rublev

museum o f Early Russian Art where it is preserved now.

The XIX century w o o d e n w i n d - m i 1 1 from the village Gorka

which is on the Shcksna river brought to the monastery territory is a p e c u ­

liar, purely no rth Russian wooden service structure. Its type goes back to

much more ancient models. In the beginning o f the present century there

was still a large number o f similar mills in the North. Today they are n um ­