The Elevation of the Holy Cross Church. It was erected on the site of a wooden church in 1700. The main southern entrance was decorated with molded garlands in the style of the 17th century decorative folk art.
The cathedral's name comes from the 6th-century Hagia Sophia cathedral in Constantinople. According to a less popular theory, its model was the 13-domed oaken Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, which Yaroslav I the Wise determined to imitate in stone as