The Ryakhovo village is located in the Kameshkovsky district of Vladimir. The population was 35 as of 2010. There is also an old, not functioning church of Paraskeva Friday built in 1861. The church with boarded-up windows and closed doors. It looks quite interesting from the outside. Even small trees managed to grow on it. Also, behind the cemetery in the same village, I discovered another unusual old building from which nothing remained except for the walls. All of it is overgrown with trees behind which it is practically invisible
The church was built with a high bell tower, a stone fence, a gatehouse. The church in the village of Ryakhovo, at all times of its existence until 1917, was zealously taken care of by church elders and benefactors from the Shvetsov family. In Soviet times, the Church of St. Paraskevi, standing in the very center of Ryakhovo, turned out to be ruined, and the gravestones of the Shvetsov family that were in the church fence were thrown from their places and partially destroyed. In 1940, the Ryakhovo village was the center of the village council, later, until 2005, it was a part of the Sergeikhinsky village council (since 1998 — the rural district).
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