Visited March 26, 2011
But the Soviets were decidedly anti-religion, and in the 1960s, they shuttered a lot of churches, using them for storage or leaving them to decay. I suspect this is one of those churches.
Many of the churches have been reclaimed, including this one, but the money for restoration ran out in the 1980s. It is a real shame...it is a beautiful old church. I continue to be drawn to it.