Selling only in Russia
On the Kazan icon the Christ child is depicted on the left hand of the mother. He blesses every Orthodox, as his right hand froze in the air, and two fingers crossed – this is the main feature of forgiveness as well as approval.
The Holy face of the Mother of God gives assistance to all, without exception, Orthodox Christians who came to her with pure thoughts and an open heart. She blesses and protects those who truly believe and seek to find harmony.
The Kazan icon visited Stalingrad, where before it was alway a service - prayers and remembrance of fallen soldiers. They say that the face of the virgin was addressed to our troops on the right Bank of the Volga river and the Germans were unable to cross the river, no matter how much I tried. The battle of Stalingrad began with a prayer service before the icon, and only then the signal was given to attack. Similar events preceded the victory of the Kursk tank battle: before brought to the position of the image of Kazan mother of God prayed for all those present there of the Soviet generals.
Icon painted in oil on Board. End 19th - early 20th century. Salary later.
Stalin allowed the return of icons in the life during the war, and before that people hid them as best he could to keep. The first decades of Soviet power, people had nowhere to take the new icons, because of the total ban. So the families took care of pre-revolutionary icons. Many icons have lost their salaries, in order to make it easier to hide them. This salary was made in the 50-ies (according to the newspaper, which is taped under the foil). Icon stuffed on the Board of the Foundation. Very well kept image.
External dimensions: 29,5h26H7 cm.
The icon itself 19h16 cm ( -).