Russian icons - Icon of Vladimir St. Virgin histor
According belief, St. Virgin of Vladimir Icon was painted by Lucas evangelist.
At XII century it was sent from Constantinople toKiev as a gift to Yuri Dolgorukiy knight of Russia.
His son, Andrei Bogolubskiy have moved icon to Vladimir and placed it at Uspensky Cafedral.
This icon saved Russians from Mongol invaders triple:
at 1395 - from Ghengis-Han,
at 1480 -from Khan Ahmat,
at 1521 - from Khan Mahmud.
Icon of Vladimir city St. Virgin was named as savior of Russian state.