RETURNING TO LUIGI RUSCA’S PROJECT FOR ST NICHOLAS CHURCH IN TALLINN
Keywords: Luigi Rusca, St Nicholas Church in Tallinn, Orthodox church, architecture of church
Georgy Smirnov is the leading researcher at the Department of the Inventory
of Historic Buildings at the State Institute for Art Studies in
Moscow. He studied art history at the University of Moscow. In 2003,
he received a PhD with a work titled Architecture of Public Buildings in
Russian Provincial Towns in the 2nd Half of the 18th Century. His main
fields of research are Russian 18th century architecture (especially Baroque
and Neoclassical) and Central Europe in the 16th–18th centuries.
Smirnov has released numerous publications on the history of Russian
architecture and Baroque architecture in Central Europe. Recent publications
include: Inventory of Historic Buildings and Monuments of Russia.
Tver Region (Svod pamyatnikov arkhitektury I monumentalnogo iskusstva
Rossii. Tverskaya oblast), vol. 1–4 (ed. by G. K. Smirnov, 2003–2016); History
of Russian Art, vol. 13. Russian Provincial Art of the second half of the
18th Century (Istoriya rysskogo iskusstva, Tom 13. Provinzialnoe iskusstvo
vtoroi poloviny 18 veka) (ed. by G. K. Smirnov, under completing).