“Poor Stalin ...”: the West appreciated the appearance of images of Stalin and Putin in the temple

In the Patriot Park, the construction of the third largest religious structure in Russia, the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces, is currently coming to an end. The Austrian newspaper Der Standart drew attention to this event. Temple will be decorated images of Stalin, Putin and other statesmen of modern Russia - Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and others.

Western media were critical of the construction of the temple. So, in some of them it is emphasized that portraits political special attention is paid to figures inside the religious building. The construction of the temple is planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany. It is symbolic in this regard that the tallest tower of the temple is 75 meters high, and molten parts of tanks and fighters were used to create the domes.

It is also reported that other heroic deeds of the Russian people are reflected in the cathedral, in particular, the “capture” of Crimea.

The historian Sergey Bryun expressed the opinion that the new church is a mockery of Russian history and statehood. In the newspaper Vedomosti, he emphasized that this would be the first Orthodox church with the image of Stalin inside. Leonid Kalinin, head of the church's artistic and architectural council, said in an interview with Radio Moscow Says that there was no need to demonize the history of Russia. He stood up for the image of Stalin, who led the USSR to victory in the war, as well as “polite people” who carried out the bloodless annexation of Crimea to Russia.

Poor Stalin ... He was so keen to eradicate superstition among the population, and now Putin, obsessed with megalomaniac, is nullifying all the sacrifices that the Russian people made for their freedom

- confident commentator with the nickname Leuchtenberg.

Are we now going to demand that the Arc de Triomphe be demolished in Paris?

- outraged by Fred75.

Recall, the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris was erected at the beginning of the 19th century to commemorate the "great victories" of Napoleon.

It was Stalin who contributed to the weakening of Russia. Russia won the war not because of Stalin, but contrary to Stalin

- Takis user shared his extraordinary opinion.

Stalin and the Russian people in 1945 defeated Hitler and the Nazis. However, this does not negate the fact that Stalin was a tyrant. If the Russian Orthodox Church allows the appearance of his image in the church, then I see no reason to interfere with us

- Logically reasoned one of the users.

Russia's victory over the Nazis is memorable and encouraging. But to iconize Stalin is a propaganda miscalculation of Putin and Russian Orthodoxy as a whole!

- sure ttwwiinn.
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  1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) April 29 2020 10: 03
    Historian Sergey Bryun expressed an opinion

    The author of the article should not refer to unknown historians about whom even a single line is not written even on Wikipedia (although there is an article dedicated to Buzova), but at least sociological polls.
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) April 29 2020 11: 09
      Quote: Vladimir_Voronov
      not even a single line is written on Wikipedia

      - by the elections to the State Duma a "Russian analogue" of Wikipedia should appear - maybe a couple of lines will be scribbled in it.

      Quote: Vladimir_Voronov
      at least for opinion polls

      To interpret their results, you need to see the questions and the customer survey ...
  2. Digital error Offline Digital error
    Digital error (Eugene) April 29 2020 10: 03
    I see no reason to interfere with us

    And rightly so, we’ll figure it out ourselves.

    obsessed with megalomania Putin

    Yes, he is not, he is too smart for this. In addition, I have already spoken about "premature" - "deflection" is not taken into account.

    The temple will be decorated with images of Stalin, Putin and other statesmen.

    And where is grandfather Lenin? What about Gorby? If you want to show historical continuity, show everything, otherwise how are you different from the "Western rewriters of history" ...
  3. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 29 2020 10: 11
    Yes, of course, not to mention the artistic performance ...
  4. Nick Offline Nick
    Nick (Nikolai) April 29 2020 10: 56
    Stalin is not canonized as a saint, it is a fact. But under Stalin, churches began to reopen, and many clergymen were rehabilitated. Therefore, his portrait on the territory of the Temple of Victory is appropriate. Not in the iconostasis was his portrait placed.
  5. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) April 29 2020 11: 05
    In the West, they did not evaluate anything and the construction of a temple somewhere in Russia was a breeze for everyone (which is quite natural). The presence in the temple of images of Putin, etc. perceived as an ordinary curiosity, with a smile, like Trump's antics.
    The Russians themselves should consider how appropriate these images are in the temple. Russian society is very patriarchal and loves icons, mausoleums, servility.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 1 May 2020 14: 41
      perceived as an ordinary curiosity, with a smile,

      They were having fun in the west, then they clapped Mikhail Sergeyevich smiling on the shoulder, with Boris Nikolayevich in general they were laughing like wild horses.

      Now dreamers and "wet fantasies" about eternity, Russian politicians and priests with priest, also cause a smile.
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  7. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 29 2020 22: 38
    God punished Adam and Eve not so much because they tasted the forbidden fruit, but because they, without repenting, began to make excuses, putting their blame on each other.