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Switzerland. Geneva. Easter Sunday at the Russian Church. The church is a lovely 19th-century Russian Orthodox church and designed in a Byzantine Moscovite style. The church’s full name is Cathédrale de l'Exaltation de la Sainte Croix. The church underwent a complete revival restoration. A group of restorers from the french "Workshop Arcoa" worked on the removal of adherent surface deposits by physical chemical means on paintings in the church's cupola and on the walls. Religious paintings of Jesus Christ with gold leaf used for halo, four Apostles and angels. A halo (also known as a nimbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. The conservation-restoration of cultural heritage focuses on protection and care of tangible cultural heritage, including artworks. Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion.The Russian church serves not only the Russian community but also Bulgarians, Serbs, Coptic Christians and other Orthodox worshippers who do not have their own church in Geneva. 16.04.17 © 2017 Didier Ruef