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In the main temple of the sun in Kubinka brought the icon of patron of Russian troops

Icons of the patron saints of the different branches of the Armed forces of Russia delivered in the main Church of the Russian armed forces in Kubinka near Moscow, told reporters in the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Among those who arrived in the temple of faces icons of the prophet Elijah, the patron of Air and space forces and the airborne forces, of St. Andrew – the patron Saint of the Navy and of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky - the patron Saint of the Land forces. Also in Kubinka brought the icon of St. Barbara the great Martyr, the patron of the strategic missile forces, and patron of the troops of the logistics of the venerable Joseph of Volotsk.

Before sending in the main temple of the armed forces of the icon was taken to the Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh on Frunzenskaya embankment, where there was a Liturgy. In the Church in Kubinka, they will be placed in the aisles on related species and genera of troops.

"The size of the icons 52 to 59 centimeters. The image was created in several stages. First he made a preliminary sketch, then it was increased to the exact size of the icon. He then moved to the basis, and then to create the background used in gold leaf. Itself the icon was painted with tempera paints", - told in the defense Ministry.