Izborsk, Russia

 

Completed Projects

Izborsk, Russia

Ancient Protector of the Western Frontier


The Nikolsky Gate after restoration.

 

 


Izborsk Fortress, one of the oldest extant settlements of Russia with its origins in the 7th century, is one of the most ancient fortification monuments in Novgorod, Pskov, and is distinctive of Pskov architecture and the local art school.  Numerous forces, from the harsh winter climate to a lack of funding to preserve the site, have led to the fortress’ walls and towers collapsing.  GHF worked in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the General Directorate of the Pskove Reconstruction Office to prepare a Master Conservation Plan for the site and to stabilize the most threatened portions of this historical monument.