Icon of Kazan Theotokos
The Kazan icon - one of the most honoured relics for Russians.
From the end of XVI century the icon has been placed in Blagoveshchenskyi cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. A wonder-working gift of a spiritual enlightenment of the people who addressing to it with a prayer and protection of Russia from enimies is attributed to the icon
The relic was transferred to Petersburg in 1710.
In 1812 M.I.Kutuzov hotly prayed before the icon, asking blessings from the heaven on struggle against the Napoleon.
Sacred Peter's city and its saint patrons