19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Out in the open
Russia, Samara region, Stavropol region, Vinnovka village. Here, in a village on the banks of the Volga River, there is the Holy Mother of God Kazan Monastery of the Samara Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. The male monastery was founded at the temple in honor of the icon of the Mother of God "Kazan", built in 1851. In 2003, at the initiative of Samara artists, the temple was restored.
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