Russian Orthodox religious icons have a rich history dating back centuries. The use of icons in the Orthodox Church can be traced back to early Christianity, and the tradition of creating and venerating religious icons has been an important part of Russian Orthodox culture for hundreds of years.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Russian Orthodox Church experienced a period of artistic and cultural revival known as the "Golden Age of Russian Iconography." This period saw the creation of many beautiful and intricate religious icons, which were often commissioned by wealthy patrons and displayed in churches and private homes.
The production of Russian Orthodox icons continued into the 19th and 20th centuries, with many talented artists continuing to create beautiful works of religious art. However, the production of icons was disrupted by the Soviet government, which viewed religious icons as symbols of the old order and discouraged their creation more...
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