RESTORED PORTRAIT OF NICHOLAS II UNVEILED IN ST. PETERSBURG

Royal Russia - 4/12/16 Historical justice is done, a portrait of Emperor Nicholas II - by the Russian artist Ilya Savich Galkin (1860-1915) - hidden from human eyes for some ninety-odd years - was presented at the St. Petersburg Museum of Applied Arts on November 30th. The restoration which took three years to complete, was initiated by the ...

Photographer Focuses On Forgotten Orthodox Gems

Andrei Cherenkov, standing in front of the Kazansko-Bogoroditskaya Church in Alekseevsky Region. Alina Khalimova 28/1/2012 Most tourists who come to Kazan pay visits to the Annunciation Cathedral in the Kremlin and to Raifa Monastery, scarcely aware that Tatarstan is teeming with hundreds of other forgotten temples, churches, and ancient buildings. Majestic temples made from brick. Modest wooding churches ...

Patriarch Kirill consecrates St.Catherine Cathedral

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has consecrated the restored St.Catherine Catherdral outside St.Petersburg, media reports said on Sunday. The Cathedral was built in 1840 only to be blown up in 1939, when a monument to iconic Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin was constructed at the site. The reconstruction works began in 2005 in a ...