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2010

A huge amount of preliminary work done during the long period of time (2003–2009) enabled the restoration team to reach the main goal in 2010 – suspension of the Church of the Transfiguration, foundation restoration and dismantling of the lower VIIth restoration tier.

The chosen restoration approach that does not require complete disassembly of the Church but implies restoration of logs in consecutive order and foundation restoration has evidently proved to be correct.

It should be mentioned that as a rule logs removed from the log walls were heavily destroyed and great efforts and time are needed for their treatment and, unfortunately their main part must be changed during restoration.

Based on the above mentioned facts we can only regret that the attempts done in 1980–s didn't result in proper restoration. It resulted in real destruction of wood that happened within 30 years. Russian and Karelian opponents who declared a rabid war with the today restoration are responsible for it. They try to ignore evident achievements in the implementation of this complicated project.

At this stage it is necessary to consolidate all the efforts of the participants – restorers and governmental authorities and continue the work on revival of the Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi with the support of public, collaboration with UNESCO and Federal organization «Rosochrancultura» RF experts. The process cannot come to a stop under no circumstances.

January 01, 2011 // N.L.Popov, Head of restoration works on the Church of the Transfiguration, Vice-director; A.J.Lyubimtsev, Chief Custodian of the stationary monuments.
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