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Belgium to Host Russian Icons Exhibition

Today the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Tongerlo (Antwerp Province, Belgium) is launching an exhibition called "Russian Icons." The exhibition will feature 26 icons from museums of the Leningrad Region (St Petersburg) and the city of Arkhangelsk in northern Russia.

Belgians will see wooden, ivory and metal icons, crosses and diptychs made in the 17th-19th centuries. The exhibition will also display photographs of churches in northwestern Russia.

The exhibition is held within the framework of the Agreement on Economic and Cultural Cooperation signed several years ago between the Antwerp Province and the Leningrad Region. It will last through August.