State Historical and Cultural Reserve «The Field of the Great Poltava Battle»
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1709 2009

Church of the Saviour

Wooden church of the Saviour in Poltava is the only authentic showplace of the Great Northern war and the Battle of Poltava times. It was built by prior Ivan Svytaylo with help of Ivan Iskra in 1705-1706 to replace the Transfiguration church, which was burnt in 1704.

According to the story, thanksgiving for the Victory took place in the church of the Saviour after the Battle of Poltava and even Peter I himself was there. To save the wooden building, there was erected stone housing over the church. The project was made by Kharkiv architect A. Ton in 1845. To hold the origin wooden walls there were erected four stone columns inside of the church. In 1847 there was built a modest belfry near the church.

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