The Ministry of Defense presented the project of the majestic Main Temple of the Russian Army

The temple complex will be erected in the park “Patriot” to 2020 year. It will be built in the monumental Russian-Byzantine style, have a height of 95 m (CSU 105 m) and accommodate 6000 people. The construction will be carried out exclusively on donations, which will begin to be collected soon.

The green color of the bronze elements of the temple will echo the colors used in the Russian Armed Forces. [The truth was confused by this "glassiness", but perhaps this is due to the specific quality of the 3D model].

The temple will have five thrones - the central altar will be named in honor of the main Christian holiday - the Resurrection of Christ. Four thrones are dedicated to the heavenly patron of the Armed Forces and the armed forces: the holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, the patron of the Ground Forces, the Holy Prophet Elijah, the patron of the VKS and Airborne Forces, the holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called, the patron of the Navy and the Great Martyr Varvor. In the temple will be placed icons of the patron saints of Russian soldiers, as well as heraldic signs. The main temple will be decorated with paintings with battle scenes from military history and the texts of their Scriptures.

“The history of Russia, whose independence was forged in wars against foreign invaders, is inextricably linked with the history of church building: temples-monuments, chapels, memorial signs and whole Orthodox architectural ensembles were built in memory of defenders of the Motherland.

The main temple of the Armed Forces of Russia is being built to unite all Orthodox believers.

The extensive temple complex, designed in a monumental Russian-Byzantine style, will be located on the territory of the Patriot Park and will symbolize the spirituality of the Russian army raising the sword only to protect its Motherland.

Growing out of a long-lasting foundation of tradition, the temple rushes into the future with the help of innovative architectural solutions. Among them, the most spectacular is the large-scale stained-glass glazing of the dome and arches, simultaneously monumental and at the same time lifting the main dome into the sky.

On the territory of the temple complex will be built a universal multimedia museum and exhibition complex "Spiritual Army of Russia", unique expositions of which will be devoted to various episodes of the heroic history of the Russian army. "- says the site of the temple.

The site also contains the history of Russian churches, built on public donations in honor of victories and for the glory of Russian weapons from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (First Russian) to the Vladimir Cathedral of Sevastopol (Crimea) and many others dedicated to Russian-Turkish and other wars.

With the idea to build in the territory of the military-patriotic park of culture and rest “Patriot”, the main temple of the RF Armed Forces in honor of the Ascension of Christ in February of this year was made by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu. The initiative received the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

“At the end of August, for the first time, a large-scale special training was held on the moral and psychological support of the troops. 37 representatives of the military clergy of all military districts and fleets took part in it. Issues of organizing spiritual and educational work with personnel have been worked out under one leadership. Invaluable assistance in solving this important task is provided by military Orthodox churches, ”said Sergei Shoigu.

Deputy Defense Minister - Head of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the RF Armed Forces, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, said that the Resurrection Charitable Foundation was specifically created on whose website they will post information about the foundation’s activities, as well as various ways of donating to build the temple.

According to Kartapolov, in Russia at all times the creation of temples was a national affair, the temples were built by the whole world, and the amount of donations was not important, but participation itself. "Funding of the main temple of the RF Armed Forces is also planned to be implemented at the expense of voluntary donations from citizens, including patrons, servicemen of the Russian Federation and all interested organizations," he said.

"The main temple should become the personification of the historical unity of the army, the people and the church, a spiritual, educational and methodological and educational center for servicemen, their families, clergymen and all Orthodox Christians," the deputy minister said. According to him, solemn consecration of the foundation stone at the base of the temple is planned to be held in September this year.

The Patriot park itself has become the main center of activity of the Ministry of Defense, where all its events, meetings and exhibitions take place. Every year, its firing center, museums, renovations and other objects are visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists (entrance is paid, all entertainment is also). In total, over the 2 day of the Army Forum with free entry, which took place in late August, more than 700 thousand people visited the park. Also in the park in 2016 a small wooden church was already built in honor of St. George the Victorious.

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