Russia, November 28, 2023
An electronic intra-Church register of architectural monuments of the Russian Orthodox Church located on the territory of the Russian Federation has been developed.
The electronic database contains information about monuments of Church activity and buildings and other structures of historical and artistic value, including those that currently belong to the Church or which are historically associated with the Church. The registry includes ruined and inactive churches, reports the Russian Orthodox Church.
The project, supported by the Presidential Grants Fund, was developed by the Patriarch Cultural Council and the Foundation for the Promotion of the Preservation of Christian Values.
The registry is constantly being updated and currently includes 14,000 entries.
The database provides information about the date of construction, ownership, and state of the churches, and whether it has an active liturgical life, and much more. It also includes pictures of many of the churches and architectural objects.