Terms and Conditions

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully before using the Service!


Antique Russian icons and other religious artifacts available for sale at Russian Icon.com are at least a century old and, thereby, they may exhibit some minor damage and wear, including missing back pegs, dirt and craquelures on the surface, insignificant paint loss, warp, as well as restorations. Although we always inform our customers about major restoration works or other significant problems, we still recommend inquiring for a condition report prior to buy religious icons. Our customers are kindly requested to note that “Original condition” in the antique icon description means that it has not been restored, while “with original restorations” means that the item was restored several times over its lifetime. In addition, keep in mind that most of the antique icons for sale were cleaned one way or another. This means that the old, dirty, and dark lacquer was removed to show the underlying painted image of the church icon. Besides, antique icons may be damaged on the outer borders. In such a case, they are often restored or come with touch ups.

Authenticity and Age Guarantee:

We guarantee that all antique Russian icons and other religious artifacts available for sale at Russian Icon.com are 100% authentic and original. Since Eastern Orthodox icons are predominantly not dated and signed, the stated in description age is an approximation based on our deep knowledge of the subject and experience. Our antique icon experts, in particular Oleg Kushnirskiy, who is an authority figure in this sphere, a consultant to many auction houses for questions of authenticity, and an expert on many Iconic schools, do their best to provide the most accurate information about the object. Thereby, each antique icon is dated approximately within 50 years of the indicated age.

Limitation of Liabilities:

Any obligation or liability of Russian Icon under this Agreement shall be limited to the total amount of payments made to Russian Icon under this Agreement. No action, suit, or proceeding shall be brought against the other party to this Agreement more than one year after the termination of this Agreement. Russian Icon shall not be liable to you or any third party for any consequential, incidental, special, exemplary, or punitive damages, including but not limited to the loss of goodwill, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data, as well as the use or the inability to use of the materials on this website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages or claim.

Choice of Law/Attorneys’ Fees:

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York (USA), except for its conflict of law provisions. The exclusive forum for any actions related to this Agreement shall be in the state courts and, to the extent that federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction, in New York, New York. The parties consent to such venue and jurisdiction and waive any right to a trial by jury. The application of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. A party that primarily prevails in an action brought under this Agreement is entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Russian Icon controls and operates its website from its offices in the USA; access or use where illegal is prohibited.

Force Majeure:

Neither party shall be liable by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder for any cause beyond the reasonable control of such party, including but not limited to electrical outages, failure of Internet service providers, default due to Internet disruption (including without limitation denial of service attacks), riots, insurrection, acts of terrorism, war (or similar), fires, flood, earthquakes, explosions, and other acts of God.


If any provision of this Agreement is held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, null or void or against public policy, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. The parties shall in good faith attempt to modify any invalidated provision to carry out the stated intentions in this Agreement. The waiver of any breach of any provision under this Agreement by any party shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver.

Entire Agreement, Assignment, and Amendment:

This Agreement contains the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and there have been no promises, representations, agreements, warranties, or undertakings by either of the parties, either oral or written, except as stated in this Agreement. This Agreement may only be altered, amended, or modified by an instrument that is assented to by each party to this Agreement by verifiable means, including without limitation by written instrument signed by the parties or through a “click through” acknowledgement of assent. No interlineations to this Agreement shall be binding unless initialed by both parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Russian Icon shall have the right to change, modify, or amend (“Change”) this Agreement in whole or in part by posting a revised Agreement at least 14 days prior to the effective date of such Change. Your continued use of the Service after the effective date of such Change shall be deemed your acceptance of the revised Agreement.

By using the Service, you represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you were at least 18 years of age on the effective date of this Agreement.

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