Skip to comments.Russia’s New Military Mega-Church to Feature Putin, Stalin, Crimea Mosaics
Posted on 04/24/2020 1:55:21 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
The walls of Russias new Orthodox cathedral dedicated to the Armed Forces will be decorated with the faces of President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Soviet leader Josef Stalin, the MBKh News website reported Friday.
The 95-meter Armed Forces cathedral, a symbol of close defense-church ties in Russia, is expected to open on May 9 the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II at a sprawling military-themed park near Moscow. Once completed, the building will become one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world.
Following MBKh News' report, the Russian Orthodox Church confirmed that the cathedral's interior will depict Stalin and of the Crimean annexation, calling the depictions "appropriate."
Stalins image within Russia has been gradually rehabilitated in the 2000s from that of a bloody autocrat to an outstanding leader. Today, his approval rating among Russians is at historic highs.
While Russia has indefinitely postponed its annual Victory Day celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans to open the Armed Forces cathedral on May 9 are still on.
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Dzugasvilli was just a good ole boy drinking whiskey and rye, singing “This will be the day that I die”. NOT.
Stalin in a church?
Cut a Russian and a totalitarian bleeds.
The problem was NEVER that the Russians were Communist.
The problem was that the Communists were Russian.
The word translated as “Terrible” in “Ivan the Terrible” actually means something kind of closer to awesome, like the sense of “Fear Of God”. Peter the Great would have approved of Stalin as would have Ivan, and I think they would have appreciated Putin, too.
Russophobia lunatics’ church can feature Hitler, Mueller, Hillary, McCain......and queer rainbow mosaics
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