Her dark brown eyes glancing about her room, Maria Kachanova pauses for a moment before she speaks. “An icon is a window to a mountain world. That is the spiritual world.”
She is sitting in her flat in Sokol, a northern district in Moscow.
“As an intermediary between this world and the afterworld, icons have always had great importance, especially in Russia,” Kachanova continues.
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