The building of the John the Theologian Sursky Abbey Town Residence immediately catches ones attention, both because of its size and its unusual architecture and color: the walls have been faced with red brick and they are laid in a decorative pattern; it has big arched windows and a complicated roofline. Shops and warehouses were located on the first floor, and on the second and third -- the ecclesiastical cells and chapel once topped with three domes. Until recently there were flats for soldiers here, but now it has been decided to bring it back the church. The Sura settlement in Pinega where the John the Theologian Abbey was located is the birthplace of a famous religious figure John of Kronstadt. He participated in building the town residence in 1906 (the solemn consecration thereof took place a year later).
Address: 47, Northern Dvina Embankment