I remember my greatest surprise in Izhevsk were gates next to the houses. First, because so many of them still alive there, and second, they have preserved well and often, like houses, are decorated with carving. And I think in Izhevsk it dawned on me that watching and studying of window frames should not always be connected to the decoration of the house; this one, for example, might have window frames of any style –of Ivanovo, of Saratov, you name it.
And so far I could not find any good reason to doubt that the decoration of window frames had almost never been related to the decoration of the house.
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