ROC: Portraits of Stalin and Putin in the church are quite appropriate

The Russian Orthodox Church believes that the appearance on the walls of the main church of the Russian Armed Forces under construction of a mosaic depicting Vladimir Putin, Sergei Shoigu, Joseph Stalin and other persons is quite appropriate. This was stated by Archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church Leonid Kalinin - head of the artistic council for the construction of the church.

It should be noted that Leonid Kalinin was born in a family of Moscow artists, is the great-grandson of the preacher-theologian, archpriest Valentin Sventsitsky and heads the expert council on church art, architecture and restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church. His name is engraved in the gallery of Glory on the wall of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Archpriest explained that on the walls of the temple will be a mosaic, which displays various historical events. Therefore, it will be strange if the mosaic dedicated to the Victory Parade of 1945 does not contain the image of Joseph Stalin, and the mosaic dedicated to the Crimea does not contain images of decision-makers.

The Art Council considers these images to be absolutely appropriate, reflecting the historical truth, from which pages cannot be pulled out arbitrarily

- said Kalinin.

The archpriest emphasized that the images mentioned are not icons and do not belong to the church. He clarified that not all members of the expert council of the Russian Orthodox Church agreed with the depiction of Stalin in the mosaic, but the decision was made, since this is part of the history of Russia.

Not everyone likes this, including members of the Art Council (...) from history, we cannot tear out this page and don’t give memory to the person who largely served this Victory, we also cannot. (...). He was the supreme commander in 1941-1945, how can we throw him out when it comes to the Victory Parade? (...) in the military church dedicated to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the Victory Parade is necessary, therefore, Stalin there - forcedly, maybe

- added Kalinin.

We remind you that the construction of this temple in Kubinka (Moscow Region) is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. On its walls there will appear mosaic panels dedicated to various historical events, starting with the Battle of Kulikovo and ending with the war in Syria. In this case, the main part will be devoted to the Great Patriotic War.
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  1. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) April 26 2020 14: 42
    Well, do not forget the saints right away!
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 26 2020 19: 01
    ABOUT! There are not only Stalin and Putin!
    There are Putin’s friends and grandmothers ... and on the right there is not Brokeback in his youth? A bit like that?
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter April 27 2020 09: 09
      Well done guys, now you can even see who writes the story in Russia. Himself, beloved ones, during life they were already in a hurry to capture. Why wait until descendants appreciate it.
      In a couple of years, theses will come about the leading role of the ROC in the victory over fascism, and in front of each "procession" of the eternal regiment will carry church flags with crosses and portraits of Nikolashka with a modern helmsman. good
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 26 2020 19: 40
    I saw Putin on the mosaic, there was no Stalin, not even on the video. Here's how to believe a word? And then the authors are offended that they are expressed in their address.
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 26 2020 20: 02
      Especially for you

  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 26 2020 20: 03
    In the article and in the video, this was not. Now accepted.
  5. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 26 2020 22: 19

    The historical truth from which pages cannot be torn out arbitrarily.

    For the historical museum this composition is very good, but for the Orthodox church it is unacceptable! Think it over already.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter April 28 2020 10: 09
      for an Orthodox church - unacceptable!

      Why not, you do not know what legends the priests will tell the parishioners already, perhaps, "tomorrow." The rewriting continues. So, there are many options, but the general course is already quite clear. By the way, why is Stalin depicted on the poster, and not among his marshals? Medals with orders are not enough, did not fit into the composition?
      1. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter April 28 2020 20: 53
        What is that minus? For such a case (the heroes of the great victory), Stalin could be dressed in a fresco in a ceremonial uniform with orders and epaulettes. He also had.

        1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 28 2020 22: 01
          Yes, for God's sake, create your murals in a historical museum, who forbids? But you have already beguiled the shores, you are few and few ...
          1. Bitter Offline Bitter
            Bitter April 29 2020 09: 33
            For me, this is just a cut of dough and preferences.
            Volgograd already has a huge complex of monuments to the Great Victory of the Soviet people in that war. Improve, upgrade, you can even put a church there, although maybe it’s already standing, I don’t know.
            But the Kremlin's celestials are probably too far to wander there, you need to have everything close at hand. In the wake of the country's de-communization, the priests, having conspired with them, decided to take this victory of the people under their own banner, pocket it and monetize it through the sale of "candles".
            1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 29 2020 18: 57
              They want at least something to remember. At least do something. But in practice it turns out - completely window dressing!
  6. 69 Offline 69
    69 April 26 2020 22: 53
    When Stalin died, his whole circle changed into a tumble, and began to expose the cult of personality. Their history does not teach anything.
    1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 26 2020 23: 19
      President Poroshenko had something similar in his own church, not far from home. Looks like the current politicians have such a fashion. Where the world is heading ...
  7. But will there be harmoniums of comrades Gorbachev Mishka and Borka the Unshakable? I don’t generally advise - they will laugh!
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter April 28 2020 10: 16
      You are wrong, words cannot be discarded from a song.
      For example, you can sprinkle Borka's horns, and Sergeyevich's hooves can be painted on. However, they made an undeniable contribution to the "development" of the country, at least for thirty years, and to the further "strengthening" of friendship between peoples, so that, in some places, there is still a fever and no end in sight.
      1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 28 2020 19: 53
        And you look at a fragment of a fresco from the Benedictine monastery of Pamposa in Italy. Does it remind you of anyone?
        1. Bitter Offline Bitter
          Bitter April 28 2020 20: 41
          Look for the answer to the question, why did Russia take Italy to help? laughing good Already deeply dug, already the 14th century. wink
          And I thought it’s more about modern elites from the time of EBN,
          Boris Nikolaevich was awarded the Grand Cross on the chain of the Order of Merit for the Italian Republic - this is Italy's highest award.
          Probably awarded for the case, and not on credit.
          1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 28 2020 22: 04
            Think a mere coincidence?
            1. Bitter Offline Bitter
              Bitter April 29 2020 09: 36
              This is not covered in the above article. But the hell out of fun in Pomposoza painted. laughing
              1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 29 2020 18: 55
                These are doomsday pictures, of course, over whom. Similarly, the discussed frescoes may well become a picture of the Last Judgment.
  8. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) April 27 2020 09: 21
    How can living rulers ... There are no words ... And everything is as it should according to Christian traditions.
    Get on. Or even then depict the fathers of commanders as well - a drunk with his family, Sobchak, all Chubais ...
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter April 29 2020 10: 23
      How can living rulers ...

      They have long ranked themselves as celestials, only a little shy. But now it seems to be passing. Politicians / m of all stripes in the churches on the walls have nothing to do, after 140 years, if the descendants recognized this, then it is. And here is some kind of farce, unearthly.