Russian cities that disappeared under the water
The Russian “Atlantis” more often became settlements that mysteriously disappeared from the face of the earth, and completely deliberately destroyed cities, which were the victims of technical progress.
This city was built by Prince Yury Vsevolodovich himself when he was fascinated by the beauty of the local nature. But knowing without knowing it, he consciously chose to build a sacred place, which later saved the city from inevitable death.
So, Batu Khan, who desired to seize the lands of the glorious city, was forced to leave with nothing: right before the eyes of the Mongols, Kitezh went under the waters of Svetloyar Lake. But the interpretation of the legend is still being done differently. There is a version that Kitezh did not go under water at all, but plunged into the ground. There is an assumption that the city was protected from invaders by the mountains, protecting it with its mighty rocks. Other people say that the settlement has risen to the sky. And according to the most curious theory, Kitezh simply became invisible.
The most ancient part of this city, of considerable historical value, has gone forever under the influence of the mindlessly acting human hand: during the construction of the Uglich hydroelectric station. Thus, the waters flooded the pearl of the city - the Trinity Monastery, the Church of the Nativity, the whole river part of the settlement, the Central Square together with the shopping malls, the Church of St. John the Baptist, St. Nicholas Cathedral, streets and quarters with the mansions of merchants that were made in various architectural styles (from baroque to modern).
If the two cities described above did not cease to exist on the fact of their flooding, then a completely different fate befell the city of Korcheva. So, regardless of the fact that, during the construction of the dam of the Ivankovo reservoir, almost a third of the territory remained on land, the city was still demolished to the last brick and log, its temples were blown up, and the inhabitants were permanently relocated.
It was believed that in this way revenge was inflicted on the local people, since the settlement was once the center of an anti-Soviet uprising. But it turned out that there was a mistake of designers who decided that the terrain would be completely flooded.Today, in the territory of the former city, a cemetery with the ruins of the Kazan Church has survived, as well as the estate of the Christmas merchants.
Mologa was wiped out from the face of the earth because of the creation of the Rybinsk reservoir. About 700 villages and villages, 3 monasteries, 140 churches, as well as 294 local residents who refused to relocate went under the water. Today, Mologa is the personification of the tragedy, a ghost town, which then disappears, then appears in shallow waters, impressing and horrifying landscapes of destruction. Remains of brickwork, where buildings and temples once stood, rusty iron, cobblestones washed out by water, and also almost imperceptible traces of foundations, along which directions of once-existing streets were hardly guessed. According to eyewitnesses, in the autumn, especially after a dry summer, the city rises from under the water, recalling what had happened.
Vesyegonsk was only partially flooded, and most of the houses that lay in the path of the movement of water were transferred to new places remote from the coast. As a result, there was no trace of the old city: it had to be rebuilt.Under the waters of the spilled river, the former buildings were buried forever along with the railway branch, the construction of which was never completed. Among such buildings were churches and temples, not transferred to a high place. Modern Vesyegonsk is a completely small, provincial town, consisting mainly of two-story houses, built of wood. Only on the main street you can find stone buildings on three floors. Not a single architectural monument in the city remained - they all found themselves at the bottom of the reservoir.
The most ancient, rich in its historical heritage, the city of Uglich also suffered during the construction of the Uglich hydroelectric complex. Under the displaced land masses and waters, city streets, houses, ancient temples disappeared. The entire left-bank part of Uglich was demolished with further movement closer to the coast of Korozhechna. In the course of this, the All Saints, Vvedensky and Leontief Churches, the Suponevsky Palace, Tsarskoe Selo with a park were destroyed. The city blocks, the Nikolo-Pesotskaya Church, disappeared on the right bank, the Mount of Epiphany was flooded together with a pine forest.Buried under the water turned out to be Vorodoyeralalimskaya settlement along with the temple. The biggest loss of Uglich is Pokrovsky Monastery. There is evidence that at the end of winter hills from ice grow from the bottom up, under which the ruins of monastic buildings and temples are hidden.
Tiny Myshkin, who seemed to be far enough away from Rybinsk, also had a sad fate. The Volga River, which had risen to a certain number of meters, washed away a considerable part of the buildings and houses in the riverine part of the area. On the right bank, the water reached the Cassiano-Uchem monastery. And the Forerunner and Assumption churches, which turned out to be on a low peninsula, were destroyed. To date, there are only two hills left overgrown with shrubs and birches.