Prince Dimitry's Church on Blood in Uglich now has its tactile model

Audio description: a metal tactile model of Prince Dimitry's Church on Blood is installed upon a concrete base. Above the porch with stairs rises a tent-shaped bell tower flanked by a one-storied antechurch and two-storied temple with five bulbous cupolas. The front part is richly decorated with ornate mouldings, architraves and semi-columns. Plaques upon the concrete base give information about the historic building in ordinary white script, as well as in Braille.

A 3D copy of Prince Dimitry’s Church on Blood was installed in Uglich. The model will enable sightless and visually impaired Uglich citizens and tourists to learn about the monument’s shape and structure.

The church was built on the spot where Prince Dimitry, the son of Russian Czar Ivan the Terrible, died. This is one of the most prominent sites in the area.

The tactile model of the church was installed inside Uglich kremlin within the framework of the Special View at the Golden Ring project which was initiated by “Art, Science And Sport” Charity Foundation of Alisher Usmanov, supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture in partnership with TASS News Agency.

This is the second tactile model that was installed in Uglich thanks to the Special View project. Earlier, the town had been presented with a 3D metal copy of Prince Dimitry’s Palace.

It is planned that by 2023, tactile models of historic sites will appear in eight Russian cities. For instance, adapted copies will be provided for such architectural symbols of the Golden Ring as the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir, the Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius in Sergiev Posad and the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl.

The Golden Ring is one of the most popular tourist routes in Russia. About 2 million tourists travel around it annually. This is why it is so important to make this route accessible for visually challenged persons.