The Nikolo-Naberezhnaya Church (Church of St. Nicholas on the Embankment). An elegant pyrographic (wood burnt) wall decor picture of the Nikolo-Naberezhnaya Church in Murom. Titled and signed "Церковь Николы Набережного XVIII by Анохов В". Unknown date, probably after 1991. 9½" x 11½". 1 only, as shown.
The Nikolo-Naberezhnaya Church (Church of St. Nicholas on the Embankment) is located on the high bank of the Oka River in Murom, Vladimir Region. Church legend has it that Nikolai the Wonderworker appeared several times. The church was first mentioned in 1566, when still wooden, and it was said that Ivan the Terrible visited Murom on the eve of his campaign to take Kazan. The stone church was built in 1700-1717. In 1940 the church was shut down and later transformed into a poultry farm. In 1991, the church was transferred to the Vladimir-Suzdal diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church to resume liturgical services.