Created based on the rich cultural heritage of Russia
The set was designed to reflect the Orthodox Church’s religious and cultural influence on Russian society. The pieces are shaped like the traditional Orthodox crosses, domes and cupolas, and the board is decorated with intricate patterns and religious symbols. Dating back to the 12th century, when the game of chess was first introduced to Russia. Over the centuries, the game became a part of the country’s cultural heritage and was embraced by the Orthodox Church, leading to the creation of the Russian Orthodox Chess Set.
Used for religious and cultural purposes
Many Orthodox churches use the set for religious ceremonies. The pieces are made of wood or metal and are hand-painted in a traditional Russian style, often with gold or silver accents. The king piece is usually depicted as a bishop, while the queen is often portrayed as a queen. The other pieces, such as the knights, bishops and rooks, are also designed in a traditional Orthodox style.