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1985

Dormition of the B. V. Mary

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The photographs show a Polish Roman Catholic kostel built from the materials of a five domed Ukrainian Catholic tserkva. The tserkva, built in 1914 and shown in the photograph and drawing, had to be moved due to flooding from a hydro-electric reservoir. The Polish government placed the Polish Roman Catholic authorities in charge of moving this structure to higher ground. After the move, the Polish Roman Catholic church has been severely criticized by Polish and international news media for allowing a tserkva of such distinctive and unique character to disappear. Many icons and other features disappeared. Only the ikonostasis has been moved and cut up to fit the new kostel as shown.
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