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Ukraine war: Holy Trinity painting on display in Moscow

BBC News

By Steve Rosenberg

June 5, 2023

In Moscow, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour echoes to Orthodox chants and prayers. It’s packed with worshippers on one of the great feasts of Orthodoxy: Pentecost.

But many have come here to see a masterpiece that’s been put on display. A 600-year-old Orthodox icon – one of Russia’s most precious – believed to have been painted by the medieval artist Andrei Rublev. It’s known as The Holy Trinity.

For a century, this fragile painting has been in a state museum, Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery. Temperature and humidity controls, along with teams of restorers, have helped to protect and preserve this work of art.