1996 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Singles, 2nd prize

Vladimir Semin

Radonezh Newspaper

01 January, 1995

Despite 75 years of official atheism, religious faith in Russia is as intense as ever. Here a priest conducts a service as part of an annual pilgrimage. It takes the pilgrims three days and nights to reach the hillside where an icon of St. Nikolai Ugodnik was discovered in 1383.

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Vladimir Semin

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