This elegant stone church was designed by engineer and architect V. Zalessky with the financial support provided by the parishioners in 1879-1887. The church was consecrated in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. The locals took an active part saving the church during the Soviet times. In 1954, it was decided to dismantle the church because there was a lack of construction materials. However, the villagers were not afraid of standing up for their church. Intercessors were sent to Moscow. That same year the authorities prohibited the church dismantling. The saved church was returned to the believers in 1991 and acknowledged as a historical monument.
The epic movie, “Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman”, was shot in Krivopolyanye in 2008. The scenes of church holidays, village shootings and almost all scenes with Antonov’s rebels were shot in this village, near the walls of St. Nicholas church.