The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill said that he would be Abbot of the main temple of the Russian armed forces in Kubinka. About it reports the edition “Kommersant”.
Today, he held a ceremony of consecration of the Cathedral of the resurrection of Christ.
The opening of the temple is scheduled for June 22, the newspaper writes.
The temple, the construction of which the Russians allegedly donated 3,62 bn (UAH 1 bn), planned to open may 9 in honor of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war (the date is considered in Russia by the end of the Second world war).
On the temple walls inflicted mosaic including Russian President Vladimir Putin, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, Secretary of the security Council Nikolai Patrushev, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov and head of the General staff Valery Gerasimov. In addition, there is a picture of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, of the drawings dedicated to the annexation of the Crimea.
The image of Putin later dismantled.