Orthodox Easter Service during the night from April 18th-19th in Tver, Russia.

Easter is the most important holiday in Russia and is the service is held all night until dawn. In Moscow it took place behind closed doors, while in other regions in Russia services were held under certain hygienic rules like disinfecting hands and wearing masks as soon as you enter the church. People were supposed to stand on certain markers to secure enough distance to each other which didn’t always work out.

Nanna Heitmann is a documentary photographer, based between Russia and Germany. She joined Magnum as a nominee in 2019.

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