Russian Icon Collection’s Catalog of Religious Icons Is Already Available for Purchase

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“Russian Icons from the Mid-17th to the Early 20th Century: The Collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy” is available at major bookstores and Moscow’s Museum of Russian Icons.

New York, NY (PRUnderground) May 22nd, 2023

Russian Icon Collection’s book “Russian Icons from the Mid-17th to the Early 20th Century: The Collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy” is finally available for purchase. The catalog presents forty-six antique Russian icons from the private collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy, along with colorful illustrations and insightful academic articles provided by leading scholars in cultural studies and art history. The book was published by “EKSMO,” with the support of the New York-based art logistics company Fine Art Shippers. The significance of this catalog for education and cultural preservation has been noted by prominent figures in the art industry.

Russian Icon Collection’s catalog can already be purchased in various bookstores across Russia. Among them are Labirint and Chitai-Gorod, which can be considered to be two of the biggest bookstore chains in the country. The book is also available at BIBLIO-GLOBUS, a bookstore located in the center of Moscow. All three stores offer online shopping options as well. Besides, the catalog can be purchased online at Those living in Saint-Petersburg can find the book on the shelves of Bookvoed and Podpisnie Izdania, which is famous among intellectuals for its history and selection of art books.

Apart from bookstores, Russian Icon Collection’s catalog is also available for purchase at the Museum of Russian Icons in Moscow, which was founded by Mikhail Abramov, a businessman and art patron, whose collection became its core. It is the only institution based on a private collection, which is officially recognized as a museum by major organizations. The Museum of Russian Icons contains about 5,000 pieces, some of which date as far as the 6th century. It has a large selection of antique icons, religious artifacts, and objects of cultural significance, with around 1,000 of them being Russian Orthodox icons.

“Russian Icons from the Mid-17th to the Early 20th Century: The Collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy” can also be accessed for free at many libraries in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, and other cities in Russia. Among the libraries that have already added the catalog to their collections are the Scientific Library of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Library of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Library of the Moscow Orthodox Theological Academy, the Scientific Library of the State Hermitage Museum, the Scientific Library of the State Russian Museum, the Scientific Library of the Russian Academy of Arts, N.I. Lobachevsky Scientific Library, the Novgorod Regional Scientific Library, the Research Library of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Fundamental Library of Herzen University, and the Library of Science at the State Tretyakov Gallery, among others.

The book was released by “EKSMO” in a limited edition, so it will be a really great item for icon collectors worldwide.

About Russian Icon Collection

Founded by Oleg Kushnirskiy, Russian Icon Collection is one of the leading online galleries of antique Russian icons. It represents the most accurate compilation of all the knowledge and expertise gained from many years of collecting and selling rare and famous religious icons of museum quality. Initially created to preserve this sacred form of art and to display the true masterpieces of Eastern Orthodox iconography, Russian Icon Collection has become a reliable place where everyone can enjoy and sell authentic antique icons and religious artifacts.

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