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Chesma church


Chesma church

The name of the church commemorates the victory of the Russian fleet over the Turks at Chesma in the Aegean sea in 1770. The church was built to a most unusual design. A Western style spire rises above each of the church's four apses pointing to the four main compass points. The exterior decoration of narrow white vertical mouldings, terminating in small pointed arches, make Chesma a rare example of XVIIIth century Russian gothic.
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