Russian Church

6/17/2007 02:20:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

Last Sunday we all stopped at the only church in Aktau. Ever other religious building in town is a Muslim Mosk. They said it was a Russian Orthodox Church but that they don't hold services. It's just a place to pray. As you can see from the pictures it's very different from our churches but very beautiful. Inside it's much smaller than it looks from outside with just one room with an alter and floor to ceiling paintings of "saints" we think. There was only one crucifix off to the side and not many crosses, no pews but a couple of benches to sit on and no priest around. Just an older couple who were clearly the caretakers. It was amazingly peaceful. Enjoy the pictures.