Lenina Street

Lenina Street

Lenina Street

The modern Lenina Street started to form in the 17th century as one of the posad (settlement) streets, which started with the Tyumen Ostrog.

Around the middle of the 19th century, the street became named as Spasskaya, after the church built there.

This street is called “the street of four faiths”: just a few blocks apart, one could find here two Orthodox churches, a Roman-Catholic church, a mosque (demolished in 2008) and a synagogue.

On 5 November 1922, in honor of the fifth anniversary of the October Revolution, it was renamed as the Lenina Stret.

Spasskaya Church was founded in 1794 — the third in a row on this site. The two previous churches were built of wood; the first one burnt down, the other decayed.

In 1837 Tsesarevich and crown-prince Alexander visited Spasskaya Church together with his tutor, the poet Vasily Zhukovsky.

The appearance of the church changed significantly at the early 20th century: at the expense of the former headman, Tyumen merchant Andrey I. Tekutyev, a side chapel was built on the North side of the temple — the chapel was the size of the original church.

In Soviet times, the church building housed a dormitory, a regional library and the collections of the Regional Museum of Local Lore.

Address: 43 Lenina St.

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