I'm so happy to introduce you something really fantastic and beautiful, being created in modern Russia in our days! It is so rarely in a country, where every serious project becomes as usual a project to steal money and corruption.
But this new church of the Protection of the Virgin in Moscow is something special! It is being built with so much artistic taste, knowledge and with so much love!
This grand building is funded only by donations, not a single ruble is from the budget or from a large company. 635,000 people and thousands of small firms have become donators of this beautiful church.
2.5 thousand. sq. meters of walls are lined with Byzantine mosaics. Grandiose work goes sixth year and is nearing to its end. 50 artists are working on this project. Mosaics are done of smalt, marble, onyx.
Incredibly beautiful church! I would like to share my admiration and would like to hope for a good future of this country (if such beautiful churches are being built, may be good times will finally be in our unhappy Russia?) "Look! If the stars are illumined nightly, then somebody's out there that needs it" (V.Mayakovsky)http://hrampokrov.ru/virtour/vtupper/http://hrampokrov.ru/