Consecration of the main church of the Armed Forces of Russia took place in Patriot Park near Moscow, Kommersant reports.
The ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Moscow State University rector Viktor Sadovnichy, Presidential Aide and former Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and other invited persons. The consecration was personally conducted by Patriarch Kirill.
The main temple of the Ministry of Defense has been built in Kubinka since 2018, the opening is scheduled for June 22, 2020. According to official sources, the cost of erecting the religious building is more than three billion rubles.
The media have repeatedly stated that the church is being built on popular “donations” among donors from Promsvyazbank PJSC, Norilsk Nickel, and Rosoboronexport JSC. However, as we wrote earlier, it is reliably known that part of the money was allocated directly by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
It is symbolic that among those invited to the consecration there are representatives of officials, science and culture, whose close interaction with the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is currently the norm, despite the requirements of Article 14 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
The use of the term “god” in the Constitution is proposed to be put to a vote in June 2020, and it is not difficult to predict the result of such a vote.
It trule looks like systematic, purposeful work is being carried out in the country to plant the religious worldview, not only in the army, but also in other spheres.
ROC is continuously attempting to take control in educational institutions. At the same time with the rapid reduction in the number of schools and kindergartens, there are always funds for the construction of new temples and churches; and priests, unlike teachers, are not suffering from payment delays – every time the money is “miraculously” found.
Religion is a “loop on the neck” of progress. A delusion designed to distract the working people from real problems.