St. Nicholas Church

Ruse Bulgaria

Bulgarian Orthodox

The church was built as a Greek Orthodox church serving Greeks living in Ruse. Following the Balkan wars of 1912-1913, their population diminished and the church was given over to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. After the Bolshevik Revolution, many Russians came to Ruse and the church was served by Russian priests with Russian icons and books. It is still known as the "Russian Church" though there are very few Russians among the parishioners. It was the third Orthodox church in Ruse, and the smallest.