historical information. "Don mother of God" is a double-sided icon with the virgin Mary with the infant Christ in her arms on the obverse and "the Assumption of Mary is on the back.
The intercessor for Christians. Specially honoured sacred icon of our lady of the don remained on the stretch and just the XVII century. Every time there was the danger from the "godless Hagarites", it is referred to as the intercessor. In the same period is the large number of copies of the icon.
The seat of the miraculous icon of the don - the Tretyakov gallery Since 1930 ancient wonderworking icon of our lady of the don" is stored in the Tretyakov gallery, and copies of the lists of XVI-XX centuries are venerated in many churches of Russia.