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Natal'evka

At the beginning of the 80-ies of the XIX century, Ivan Kharitonenko, the son of a peasant who rose on sugar, founded his estate on the bank of the river Merchik and named it Natalia in honor of his youngest granddaughter. Two-storey house with a balcony, twined greenery, a beautiful park - have become a favorite place of life for the whole large family Kharitonenko.

All buildings and even park alleys were electrified. There were built original stables with an arena and various "pheasantry", "goat", "poultry", etc. The pupils of the Natal'evsky stud farm were well known on the Moscow hippodromes.

The decoration and furnishings on the estate have always been purely palatial. Extensive chambers and services were readily provided to artists and musicians. PI Kharitonenko was a rare connoisseur of art and a keeper of works. His estate in the Natalievsky Palace contains interesting collections of paintings by I.E. Repin, there were sculptural works by Antokolsky and other sculptors and artists.

The Spaso-Preobrazhenskaya church in Natalia was built in 1913 by the famous architect Shchusev. It was he who at one time designed the mausoleum of Lenin and the Kazan station in Moscow. An interesting fact: an exact copy of the temple is on the azure coast in Nice. This church is a gift to the daughter of sugar magnate merchant Kharitonenko Natalia. In honor of her and the name of the estate - Natalia. Already in Soviet times, the village became Vladimirovka. The church is functioning. It was created by the most eminent masters. On the walls there are unique frescoes by Savinov and Konenkov. Faces of saints, a crucifix and three images of the Savior. There are absolutely ancient fragments of masonry, brought from abroad. The merchant Pavel Kharitonenko gathered here an invaluable collection of ancient icons. But the unique iconostasis is not preserved.

The main building of the manor was destroyed during the war. And survived from the estate wings, office space, a water tower, a house of Natalia, part of the park and the entrance gate. In general, the territory in its time was completely self-sufficient, even its own telegraph. So far, the Church of the Transfiguration Church designed by A. Shchusev and some structures of the estate have been preserved: western and entrance gates, wings, a water tower, a greenhouse, a tellegraph, stables and a monumental riding arena, built by Kharitonenko, part of the outbuildings, the gatekeeper's house with lions and a beautiful A park.

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