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This subcollection from the William C. Brumfield Collection -- Photographs of Russian Architecture contains views of Kimzha and the regional center of Mezen as well as aerial views of the surrounding territory. Kimzha is a remote village located at the confluence of the Kimzha and Mezen Rivers near the Arctic Circle in the northeast part of Arkhangelsk Province. The primary landmark is the Church of the Hodigitria Icon of the Mother of God, begun in the early 18th century and consecrated in 1763. Also photographed are several well-preserved large log houses and a cemetery containing many traditional hooded crosses.
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