The restoration of the Transfiguration Church in Kizhi completed in 2019

© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Sombrerete in photobacteria ChurchThe restoration of the Transfiguration Church in Kizhi completed in 2019© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Combinate the image Bank

The UNESCO experts noted a very high quality restoration located in the Museum-reserve Kizhi Transfiguration Church, the first service in which after completion will be held August 19, 2020, in the Orthodox feast of the Transfiguration, announced this to journalists on Tuesday said the Director of the Museum Elena Bogdanova.

Kizhi is one of Russia’s largest museums under open sky. The ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. On Tuesday, the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky held a working meeting on the restoration of the Museum.

«In 2019 we will complete the restoration of the Church, and with interior imagine in 2020… the Temple will work, there will be service. We are prepared, August 19, 2020 will be the first service in the Church of the Transfiguration after a long break» — said Bogdanov.

She said that the temple will be ready for the centenary of the Republic of Karelia that will be celebrated on 8 June 2020, but the first service will be held in celebration.

«The Church (noted) 300 years in 2014, our task is to make it another 300 years has stood… the UNESCO Experts always say a very high quality of restoration of the Transfiguration Church,» — said Bogdanov.

According to the Director, annually the Museum is visited by about 170-200 thousand tourists, and usually the tour lasts only a few hours. The Minister suggested that the Museum build on the territory of the reserve hotel complex, so that people could stay for a few days. Bogdanov added that this year the Museum-reserve for the first time will be held international courses in wooden architecture, visit planning specialists from 20 countries of the world.

The Director of the Museum said that the House Serov, located on the island in the near future will be equipped in a hotel with 13 rooms. The second object is a Building Moshnikov, will become a Museum called the House of nature.