The monument to St. George opened in Krasnogorsk

The Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov and Metropolitan Krutitsky and Kolomna Juvenaly has opened a monument to St. George in Krasnogorsk, the event is timed to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, the press service of the regional government.

"Today is a Day of memory and grief, we are opening the monument of St. George – a symbol of victory, courage, kindness, and all the light. 79 years ago began the Great Patriotic war, with the thorny, difficult path to Victory. The other day will be a parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory led by President, veterans. Well, today we also have the opportunity to remember our grandfathers, great-grandfathers, friends, relatives, who went to the front," he said, quoted by the press service.

The monument is located on the territory of the two-storey St. Nicholas Church in the district Pavshinskaya floodplain. The temple has two floors: the upper is dedicated to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the lower – the Holy Apostle Andrew.

"It is remarkable that the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, we dedicate this monument in the Moscow area, which was a shield for the capital. It will remind not only to the residents of the Moscow region, but throughout Russia about the heroism of our people. Christianity unites the best sons and daughters of our Motherland to serve the Motherland," said Juvenal.

The monument is made based on the legend of "St. George and the dragon", a story about St. George saving the Princess from the serpent, said lead author Gregory sculpture Nuts.