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Ss Peter and Paul's Church

Ss Peter and Paul's Church (February 2012)

This church dates from 1779 when it was built on the Petropavlovskoe Cemetery which in turn was opened in 1775 after a cholera epidemic struck the region and Catherine the Great prohibited cholera victims from being buried in inner city graveyards. The church is built in the baroque style with a small white-stone cube church attached to a red-brick black-domed vestibule. It remained opened until 1942 when it and the adjoining cemetery were closed. The surrounding area was used as a mass grave during the Second World War, which subsequently became the memorial park. The church used to hold a war museum, but was reopened for worship in 1997.

Location Ulitsa Meshkova, Memorial Park