Ktitor fresco will be returned to the Savior-on-Nereditsa temple

The fragment of the unique fresco of the XII century will be returned to the Novgorod temple of the Savior-on-Nereditsa. On August, 11 restores will be engaged in assembling of the Ktitor composition which was destroyed in the days of the Great Patriotic War and restored from fragments.

The temple of the Savior-on-Nereditsa was erected in 1198 near Veliky Novgorod by the order of the Novgorod Prince Yaroslav Vladimirovich, grandson of Mstislav the Great. The church interiors were decorated with the unique 9-stages frescos created by the unknown artist in 1199. They occupy 300 sq. meters. In the days of the Great Patriotic War the temple which was in the area of the aggressive operations was damaged a lot. In 1956−1958 it was restored, however the major part of the frescos was lost irrevocably. In the course of decades the restoration of the remained frescos was being realized on copies and photos having been made before the war.

In 1992 Savior-on-Nereditsa entered the List of the world heritage of UNESCO.

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