RICONTRANS aims to:
Map the phenomenon of this transfer and reception in its long history by identifying preserved objects in the region;
Follow the paths and identify the mediums of this transfer;
Analyze the moving factors of this process;
Study and classify these objects according to their iconographic and artistic particularities;
Inquire into the aesthetic, ideological, political and social factors which shaped the context of the reception of Russian religious art objects in various social and cultural environments;
Investigate the influence of these transferred artefacts on the visual culture of the host societies.