Putin waiting in the main Church of the Russian Armed forces
President Vladimir Putin on Monday waiting for the Resurrection Cathedral in Kubinka is the main Church of the Russian Armed forces, where Patriarch Kirill will hold a prayer service, told RIA Novosti the head of the art Council for the construction of the temple, the Chairman of the Expert Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on Church art, architecture and restoration Archpriest Leonid Kalinin. The press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Putin will visit this temple.
"The Day of memory and grief (June 22 – ed.) Vladimir Putin plans to see the temple. There will be a prayer service, a Requiem lithium, headed by Patriarch Kirill," - said Kalinin.
"The President will definitely visit this Church, such a visit is, in its work plans," said Sands, but the exact date is not called.
According to Kalinina, the main temple of the Armed forces will open for members on 22 June at 14.00 and a Museum complex "Road of memory". Worship in the Church of the Resurrection will be held daily at 9.00 and 17.00 hours.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on June 14 made a great rite of consecration of the Cathedral of the resurrection of Christ. Then in the Liturgy was attended by the bishops and priests of the Russian Orthodox Church, the veterans of the great Patriotic war, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, his deputies and representatives of the civil authorities.
Shoigu called the consecration of the Cathedral a landmark event for the Armed forces and for the whole country. He expressed confidence that "all those who will come here will be reminiscing about past exploits and prepare for the future."
The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. Of the features of the temple - the image of the Saviour - "the largest image of the face of Christ, made in the mosaic technique," said the Patriarch. The total area of the mosaics of the upper and lower temples of almost 4 thousand square meters. The height of the Cathedral is 75 metres, which is also symbolic, because it was built for the anniversary of the Victory. The diameter of the base of the Central dome is 19 meters 45 centimeters (1945 - year of Victory). The location of the temple: the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region — the place of the battle for Moscow in November 1941.
The height of the Cathedral of the resurrection of Christ with the cross is 96 meters and the length of the gallery "memory Road" - 1418 meters, the number of days of the war. The diameter of the drum, which has a Central dome - 19,45 meters. The arches of the temple collected from the stained glass Windows with images of orders that were awarded for feats of arms in different periods of Russian history.
The decision to build the Cathedral was taken in 2018. In the same year on September 19, Patriarch Kirill, in the presence of the Russian President and defense Minister, has consecrated the Foundation stone in the Foundation of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. The Cathedral was built on public donations. Just for its construction was collected more than 3 billion rubles.