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Mirrors of the Soul

Karelia is a vast region in the north of Russia…Karelia has managed to maintain for centuries a population and a traditional way of life that is predominantly rural in character. This culture of people is rich and vivacious and is at once paradoxically austere and profoundly religious. It draws its inspiration from two sources: the majestic beauty of the Nordic environment and the Christian faith. One of the most interesting and profound aspects of this cultural heritage is to be discovered in the art of icon painting, documented since the XV century and beautifully presented in this publication.

We are delightful to be able to offer you, the reader, some insight into the treasures collected by the Museum of fine art in Petrozavodski in the Karelian region.

This publication is enriched by an anthology of spiritual gems arising from poetic soul of the popular Russian imagination. It opens a new window for us on the mystery of salvation history in the context of that particular regional culture and tradition.

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