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Архитектурное освоение Сибири в начале XVIII в.

Архитектурное наследство. 2014. № 60. С. 122-138 .

In 1699-1714 the state financed extensive stone construction, which was conducted by numerous masters from Moscow, Yaroslavl, Solikamsk, Tobolsk etc. in more than a dozen Siberian towns. In Verkhoturie, Dalmatov monastery, Tobolsk, Tyumen, Yenisseisk, Irkutsk and Nerchinsk Monastery we can see extant some kremlins, market centers, office buildings and churches erected in those years. Their architecture represents a fine example of the Naryshkin style of the capital. In spite of certain archaic features, belonging to the time before Peter I's epoch, they look original and sometimes unique, taking into account their complex composition (cross-oriented five-domed top over an octagonal base) or elaborate decor (tile compositions in form of duns). After analyzing these constructions within the general Russian context, on may come to the conclusion that we are dealing with the most advanced architectural approaches of the time that existed outside of Moscow and its environs. The experience of these works in many ways prepared and detremined the success of the grandest construction projecti in 18-th century Europe, which took place somewhat later - creation of St. Petersburgh as teh nes Russian capital.