The Main Information and Computer Centre of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation – an organization with long experience of co-operation with national cultural institutions and the Russian Orthodox church in developing information resources on medieval Russian art – presents a new project, ‘Russian Icons’.

The project aims to popularize Russia’s cultural heritage particularly early masterpieces, for the general public both in Russia and abroad.

Realization of the Russian icon project can only be achieved by the strenuous efforts of Russian cultural institutions, the Russian Orthodox Church, the public, the leading Russian episcopates, the Moscow Patriarchy and his Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all-Russia Kirill.

Specialists and all those involved in this unique cultural layer of ancient Russian art are welcome to contribute to the development of the Russian Icons Project.

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