Kizhi Pogost

Tel: (7) 814-253-5722

Address: Остров Кижи, Респ. Карелия, Russia, 186318

In the snowfield of north-western Russia, there are two historic wooden churches on Kizhi Island, centre of icy Lake Onega, which have been erected on the Lake Onega for more than four centuries, but they look and stand the same as in olden times.


The most jaw-dropping thing about Kizhi Pogost is that it was built without using any nails. It was completely made of wood! Thanks to the incredible craftsmanship, the onion domes of Kizhi Pogost, more amazingly, are clearly structured. With a bell tower, the two churches have safeguarded this snowfield and ice lake for countless seasons.