Monuments of the Drowned Churches
Yuryevets, Naberezhnaya Street
Near Yuryevets embankments there is a 12-meter memorial cross in waters of the Gorky Sea. It was constructed on the bar near the Krivoezersky Monastery that has drowned forever. The cross is a memorial to all the churches destroyed and drowned when hydroelectric stations at the Volga River were under construction.
The Krivoezersky Monastery was one of the most beautiful in the area. Though it hasn't survived its image is still on Levitan's paintings The Silent Monastery and Evening Bells.
The 12-meter memorial cross can be seen from the town's embankment.
During recent renovation of the town's center the second monument was erected at the Volga bank. The small church in river waters reminds of drowned churches.