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We are not in Russia, but in the heart of Istanbul, a Russian priest reciting his prayer in russian loudly. The atmosphere is exactly what one would expect from and old orthodox church, with subdued lights,icons candles, smoke and an assistance of faithful who didn't look like people we see in the adjacent streets, mainly poor people I would say, many old women who were waiting hours before the ceremony started ? Why were they here ? it was just a week day not even a Sunday, but it happened to be St Andreas day, and so is the name of this small shrine which is almost century old, and nothing has been rearranged since: I imagine that these mostly old folk , some speaking russian and some greek, were prepared for this event, and perhaps hoped that the prayers would make their lives easier.

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