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A Church of St. Sofia in Habreen, China ( 23.01.2009 )

Placed in the town Habreen, in the Hailonjiang province, St. Sofia is the boggiest Orthodox Church at the far-eastern region. Habreen became a very important town at the North of China, with a  huge international influence, at the beginning of the 20-th century, due to opening of the road to the Middle East. Foreigners settled here, living in harmony with the local population. So, the Orthodoxy has been developed in Habreen in that period. Built in March 1907, the church of St. Sofia became one of the most representative Orthodox churches. The dimensions are: 53,25 m height, and 721 sq. m. surface, and it was constructed in a classical Byzantine style.



Source: French China