Old Synagogue Restoration in Vladivostok

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

I didn’t even know there was a synagogue in Vladivostok. Apparently it was built in 1916 and it is now one of the oldest synagogues in the Russian Far East. The territory of this synagogue was transformed into a candy store in the 30s, all the signs of the religion were replaced or simply covered with layers of plaster.

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

The synagogue will soon be renovated. After the plaster was removed, some of the original decorative elements were revealed.

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

Back in 1911, the Jewish community of Vladivostok consisted of 160 men [and I don’t know how many women, apparently they didn’t count them]. After the revolution the synagogue stopped being a religious place. Its premises were used as a candy shop and all the religious symbols were demolished.

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

by Alex Hitrov

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