Russia Religion Subjects Virgin Mary Our Lady of Kazan

Our Lady of Kazan

The original icon of Our Lady of Kazan was discovered by a girl called Matryona among ashes in Kazan in 1579, after the city was taken by the forces of Ivan the Terrible. The work later became one of the holiest objects in Russia and was prayed to during enemy invasions. The iconography is based on the Virgin Hodegetria.

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