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Christ the Savior Russian Military Cemetery Church of Shěnyáng , Liaoning

This memorial church of Christ the Savior located in the Russian cemetery in Fengtian (a.k.a Mukden, now Shenyang) was dedicated to the Russian soldiers who died during the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-05. Construction started in 1911 and finished in 1912 and consecrated in 1914.

In May 1946, George Lacks took photos for LIFE magazine of the rector Fr Jhuda Prihodko with the Chinese deacon in front of the church, at the cemetery with the Chinese deacon, and at the Soviet memorial.

It is currently still standing.

Photos

1915

1930s postcard from Japan

1940s postcard

1940s postcard from Japan

1912, from ostashkov.ru

September 6, 1923 postcard
from rusalbom.ru

 
Photos from postcards.com.cn
 

beginning construction

construction ~1 meter high

construction halfway

First East Siberian infantry regiment survivors
after decisive battle with Fengtian

group photo of Russo-Japanese War soldiers
when church building construction completed,
provided by the Irkutsk history museum