In Varnitsy

Resurrection Church in Varnitsy

Just to the north of Totma is the settlement (selo) of Varnitsy and it is worth taking the 15 minute walk up Ulitsa Voskresenskaya here just to see the beautiful ruins of the Resurrection Church here.  The church was built between 1743 and 1775 in the Totma baroque style and is reminiscent of Totma's Entry into Jerusalem Church.  After the Revolution the church was closed and inside the church is in ruins, but apart from the dome of the bell tower the exterior is in a relatively good condition and looks very charming, especially in its rural surroundings.