Category Archives: Churches & monasteries

Vladimir Stozharov

Soviet-era painter of the Russian North

I’ve missed Russia – and my blog

To get myself in the mood for writing again, I’m remembering my most recent trip to Russia

Serov’s grave

A moving story, in more ways than one

2015 Travels – Russia

September in town and country

More Easter paintings from Russia …

A popular subject

The Novodevichy Convent, Moscow

Worryingly in the news recently because of a fire

Donskoi Monastery, Moscow – 24 years on

Twenty-four years passed between my first and second visits to this atmospheric place

Lake Seliger

Some thoughts on nature and the restoration of ancient monuments

Vologda lace

This northern region is famous for lace-making

More Romanov icons

Images of ‘The Righteous Tsar Nicholas Alexandrovich and His Family’.