The Modern Russian Icon exposition will open in the exhibition hall of the Russian Federal Agency for the CIS, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) in London.

The exhibition is dedicated to the opening of the Cross Cultural Year of Russia and the UK in 2014 and 400th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty, the event organizers told Interfax.

The exposition, which will last until December 17, includes over 50 pieces of modern church art representing the achievements of four icon-painting workshops of Russia and six icon-painters of Estonia. The purpose of the exhibition is to show the revival of the Russian icon-painting tradition.

Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko, Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, Russian natives and representatives of the British scientific, business and public communities will attend the exhibition opening.

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