Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox1This is a beautiful old church in Ufa.  We went there a couple weeks ago to look around, and the inside is quite ornate.  We happened to be there when a wedding was taking place, which was a very small affair.  There are no pews inside, and I am told that the church celebration might last two hours.  During the Soviet period, the folks in charge did not want religion to compete with the Communist Party so religion was, essentially, outlawed.  This church was converted into a movie theater.  It is wonderful that people saved this one, and then put it back into use as a church.

Posted in Dave/Ann Blog.