Bela Taraseiskey, Our Lady of Tabyn, ©2009, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
It is recorded that in the XIX century, Our Lady of Tabyn, stopped a severe plague in Orenburg, Russia. The town was just dying out and the doctors confessed to be helpless. It is believed that the icon worked many different miracles. That is why it was carried all over the Ural Region: from Bashkirian Krasnousolsk to Chelyabinsk and Ekaterinburg. Even the Muslims joined the religious procession. Kazansky Cathedral was built in Orenburg especially for the icon (Tabyn Icon is considered to be the replica of the Kazan icon). This cathedral was the third biggest in Russia after The Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow and Saint Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg.