September 26, 2013

A Lighthouse That Resembles A Russian Church (photos & video)

A metal structure weighing ten tons floats on the the Irtysh and Ob River, the third longest river in Asia.

But this is no ordinary lighthouse, for it also serves as a holy beacon.

It resembles a small Russian church with its cupola, and all around there are sacred icons that illuminate at night. The blessing for the operation of this new lighthouse was done by Patriarch Kirill himself, who approached it by yacht on 19 September 2013. And as expected, this lighthouse is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors - Saint Nicholas.