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Trinity Cathedral (Nikolaevsky Starotorzhsky Monastery)

At the end Ulitsa Lunacharskogo and Ulitsa Gagarina are the remnants of the Trinity Cathedral which is the most visible surviving part of what was once the Nikolaevsky Starotorzhsky Monastery. The monastery is said to have been founded in 1668 by St Jacob (Iakov) of Galich. Its Trinity Cathedral was built between 1839 and 1859 and became the largest cathedral in the Kostroma Governorate. In 1936 the monastery was abolished and its buildings were given over for use by a power station. Restoration work was begun in 1994 but never completed and the monastery has never been re-opened, but traces remain.

Location 57-63 Ulitsa Lunacharskogo