NEWS FEATURE: Even after war, Russian priest labors at icon in `defense’ of Serbia


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c. 1999 Religion News Service BELGRADE, Yugoslavia _ Ensconced in a spartan dormitory room in the Serbian Orthodox Church’s seminary here, Roman Ilyushkin, a master icon painter from Russia, has spent weeks making his contribution to the defense of Serbia. Using materials begged and borrowed from local believers, Ilyushkin painted a reproduction of the Icon […]

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