About Us

Russian Icon is involved in exhibiting, selling, buying, evaluation, and restoring Russian Orthodox icons thanks to its talented founder, Oleg Kushnirskiy.

He is a true professional in this specific form of religious art, who was able to appreciate the beauty, holiness, and uniqueness of Russian icons during the Soviet times and early Post-Soviet Russia when Russian religious icons were not a top priority for most people. Being a photographer by trade, Oleg traveled throughout the Soviet Union, taking photos for the Russian Public Library. One of his assignments was to show the authentic rural life in the far Russian Provenance. It was the time when Oleg first fell in love with Russian Orthodox icons he saw in many houses. Old religious people shared with him the true meaning of the Russian icon, its spiritual aspect, and unique, timeless beauty. Unfortunately, it was not the time to become a collector. However, once Oleg arrived in the United States and started working on the flea market and selling Russian memorabilia, he was able to recognize very special Russian icons among other things. In the course of time, he became not only a dealer but also a prominent collector. For today, Oleg Kushnirskiy is a distinguished expert and appraiser of antique Russian icons. His specialty goes from the 16th to 19th-century icons, and his impressive personal Orthodox icon collection built on the theme of Russian Feasts dates back to the mid-19th century. Oleg is known in close circles of museums and galleries; he works with famous auction houses throughout the US and Great Britain; and he has some of the strongest bonds with the most influential people in this industry. For this reason, at russianicon.com, we are happy to offer you only high-quality services and absolutely unique and rare Russian Orthodox Church icons from private collections.

We Buy Icons and Antiques

Russian Icon is always looking to purchase authentic antique Russian icons and religious artifacts created in the 19th century or earlier. We are interested in all types of quality hand-painted icons and relics. Our team of professional experts has a wide range of knowledge in a variety of areas related to Eastern Orthodox Church icons and is able to handle the purchase of even the most valuable collection. Moreover, Russian Icon offers accurate, honest financial appraisals for all possible religious icon collections, ranging from full estates to single items. In other words, if you are looking to sell your antique icon or a whole collection, you are in the right place! Just let us know, and we will give you the true value of your Orthodox icon or religious artifact. We will be happy to handle any of your selling needs while providing an unrivaled personal service. At Russian Icon, we believe that no antique icon collection is too large!