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Sights of Kungur
A place of a wooden building of Kungur Tikhvinsky convent. In 1881 it was rebuilt
— the refectory and a bell tower were removed and the powerful three-storeyed
bell tower of 70m took their place. Merchant A.S.Gubkin made considerable donations
for the reconstruction.
Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy temple (6 Uralskaya street) was erected on the place
of wooden church to honor Holy Transfiguration in 1770.
The snow-white church was built for the money of the citizens. There is a legend
related to the Tikhvinskaya church and the icon of Holy Mother, it says about
wonderful intervention of the Virgin in the battle between Yemelyan Pugachev's
army and Kungur troops in 1774. In January the most furious assault started.
The citizens of Kungur went out to defend their city under a banner of the Tikhvin
icon of Divine Mother. Pugachev's people saw this mass of people, got afraid