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23 Aug, 2023 10:12

Blind Devotion

Nikolay Tarasenko has been building an Orthodox church on a mountain in his hometown of Kamenka in the Lugansk People’s Republic since the 1990s. When the war broke out in Donbass in 2014, the project continued regardless. The church’s domes were built under constant shelling. “Then they started to bomb the church and dropped 70 guided aerial bombs on it. The heaviest weighed in at about 250 kilograms,” Nikolay recalls. Fields around the church were scorched and houses were destroyed, but “not a single fragment reached the church. Not a single one.” This documentary tells Nikolay’s story and why he decided to finish building his church against all odds.

Watch "Blind Devotion" on RTD website and on RT's live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT's schedule page.