Historic wooden church

MOSCOW | Historic wooden church in northwest Russia destroyed by fire

MOSCOW  — An 18th-century church widely seen as a marvel of Russia’s wooden architecture has been destroyed by a fire. The blaze at the Dormition church in Kondopoga in Russia’s northwestern region of Karelia erupted Friday after a group of tourists visited the building. Local officials suspected some of them could have violated fire safety … Continue reading MOSCOW | Historic wooden church in northwest Russia destroyed by fire