Saved Sanctity. Icons from the Collection of Nikolai Kormashov
The icon collection of the artist Nikolai Kormashov (1929–2012) is unique for several reasons. It contains a number of rare icons from northern Russia, the environs of Pechory, and elsewhere. The display includes the stories of finding each of the icons, and tells about the difficult fate of sacred images and their role in the art of the second half of the 20th century.