3 December 2018 at the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation held a meeting of the arts Council for the construction of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces. The meeting was led by his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and the Minister of defense Sergei Shoigu, reports patriarhiei.
The main Church of the Russian armed forces will be built in Kubinka the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war.
Before the meeting, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Armenian defense Minister visited the exhibition, consisting of eight exhibits, which are presented in detail external and internal decoration of the temple, construction of programowej site, and the layout of the multimedia Museum complex “the Road of memory, 1418 steps.”
Following the visit his Holiness Patriarch Kirill made a number of proposals and recommendations concerning the construction and decoration of the Church.
“I would like to sincerely thank You and all of Your colleagues who take part in this work, — said the Primate of the Russian Church, addressing to the Minister of defence. — If just a few words to describe what is now presented is an ambitious agenda, which began to be implemented”.
According to His Holiness today, “it’s not just the ideas, not just thoughts, not just projects; this is something you see that you can feel in contact with wonderful examples of fine art — painting, mosaic, sculpture.”
“We listened with attention to the recommendations and advice of Your Holiness. Thank you for Your advice,” said Sergei Shoigu, addressing the Patriarch. The defense Minister noted that all councils will be considered in the shortest terms will prepare the version of the construction project taking into account proposals made during the meeting.
The Minister also said that time is very short, so you’ll have to work very actively. “We hope, as before, for Your blessing us to have all turned out as we planned. Thank You” — said Sergei Shoigu.
The Minister ordered to prepare a list of instructions as part of the implementation made at the meeting recommendations.
The meeting was attended by the Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation — chief military-political control of the Armed forces, Colonel-General A. V. Kartapolov, head of the Synodal Department for cooperation with Armed forces and law enforcement agencies Archpriest Sergey Privalov, Chairman of the Expert Council on Church art, architecture and restoration Archpriest Leonid Kalinin, representatives of the Ministry of defense.