Citizens of Stavropol, Russia, are against islamization of their city. While the local authorities do nothing about it, they try to struggle against Islam the ways the can. Thus, they decided to follow the example of citizens of a Spanish city Seville who buried a pig's body under the
construction site of a new mosque. According to the Islamic law this animal is evil and it profanes the place where a mosque is being built. The court repeatedly held that the construction of the mosque had to stop but it still continues. By the way the judge was Muslim too...
Interesting art photographies were sold recently at Sotheby's in London. There was a presented a collection of 155 pictures of "forbidden" Soviet photographers who tried to show everyday life in the USSR honestly, the way it really was. Thirty four lots were sold in total, their general cost
amounted to 313250 pounds sterling. Inside this post you can see the photos taken in the period from 1959 to 2004, they give us a chance to look at the Soviet epoch the way it was seen by those photographers who were working out of view of the Soviet government.
Abandoned Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located on the outskirts of the village Zheremino, Tula region. It was built in 1893 in the Russian style at the place of the former wooden church dated 1746. Unfortunately
this is all information known about this place. The construction is rather big with high vaulting, it has an unusual side porch entry. But the most interesting are preserved fragments of murals inside the church.