The oldest Christian church on former USSR territory
Orthodox church of St. John the Baptist located in the center of Kerch is a unique monument of Byzantine architecture. It is the oldest Christian church on the territory of the former Soviet Union, built in the beginning of the 8th century.
For nearly fourteen centuries the church experienced a lot of natural disasters and impacts of human ignorance. Comprehensive restoration of the church made in 1980th returned it to the list of pearls of world architecture, and in 1990 the church again became active. The photos were captured by kvdm.