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Marienberg Church
The church that would not fall. (Catholic, Marienberg).
Local people tell of the church's being slammed by trucks and tanks, and it would not fall - Photo by Suzanne K. Wiest (1993).


Marienberg, also known as Bisiuk, was a German Catholic village in the Volga valley of Russia. It was founded in 1855 by the inhabitants from other Catholic Volga villages and was therefore a "daughter colony." By the year 1912, Marienberg had 3,310 inhabitants.

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