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The Monastery Under The Lake
Kuriositas ^ | 9/16/12

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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1 posted on 09/19/2012 12:54:32 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Monument to Central Planning.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 12:55:59 PM PDT by Tugo (Romney & Ryan)
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To: marshmallow

Not the only drowned church. https://www.google.com/search?q=drowned+churches&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch


3 posted on 09/19/2012 12:59:41 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

(((.)))


4 posted on 09/19/2012 12:59:42 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: marshmallow

10s of thousands died on that project.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 1:09:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: marshmallow
Comrade, a few eggs must be broken to make a wonderful socialist omelets.
6 posted on 09/19/2012 1:11:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

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.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 1:20:27 PM PDT by Craftmore (¬ďA muslim who cuts your head off is just a misunderstood victim of colonialism, but a Christian who)
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To: Craftmore
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...

8 posted on 09/19/2012 2:19:37 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: marshmallow
...the 1940s were years of huge change for the then USSR. The all important thrust was towards modernization and improving the infrastructure of the war ravaged country. History could sometimes be buried.

The casual non-specificity of this statement makes me blanch.

9 posted on 09/19/2012 2:46:43 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: DManA
All political enemies of Uncle Joe. Just another island in The Gulag.

The Kenyan must go.

10 posted on 09/19/2012 2:53:03 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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