Bell Tower island by Anton Shvain (6 images)

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An historic bell tower rises from the waters of a flooded reservoir. The Kalyazin Bell Tower, named after the old town in north-western Russia in which it was situated, was among a number of medieval structures that were partially submerged when Joseph Stalin created the Uglich Reservoir in 1939.

The tower, which now stretches 244 feet above the water, is one of the major tourist sites in the Tver Oblast region of Russia. It was constructed in the late 18th century as part of the...
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