Decided to take a scenic ride back to Moscow today. Headed over to Staritsa and then south from there.
I ran into this church on the way. It was falling down and in general disrepair. There really is no way to tell what happened to it. There was a huge part of the war here but who knows exactly. Churches like this arent rare to find but most that I have come across are locked up so you cant get inside.
The next church I came to was this one
This was the one I was looking for. It was a building that was fought over in the war. On the back side is a river and steep embankment. You can see in the center of the picture some damage that was just patched enough to keep the elements from getting in.
Here is kind of an overview of the church. in the field I am standing in, for the photo, it appeared someone with a metal detector had been there recently. There were alot of likke holes all over the place and some random pieces of rusty metal around that was recently dug up