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Unique St. Vladimir Memorial Replaces Lenin statue in Ukrainian Town
Pravoslavie ^ | 9/28/17

Posted on 09/28/2017 6:21:55 PM PDT by marshmallow

The solemn opening of a unique wooden monument to the baptizer of Rus’ St. Vladimir the Great was celebrated on Monday in Malyn, Ukraine, in the Zhytomyrs'ka Province, 70 miles northwest of Kiev. The monument was installed on a site where a memorial to Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin once stood, reports the Ukrainian news station The First Cossack.

The perpetuation of the image of Great Prince Vladimir in Malyna has both an historical as well as spiritual foundation. According to one version, St. Vladimir’s mother Malusha was the daughter of the Drevlian prince Mala, from whose name allegedly derives the name of the city Malyna. Thus, in the city named after the grandfather of the equal-to-the-apostles there appeared a monument to the baptizer of Rus’.

The creation of the wooden monument was inspired and supervised by Fr. Paul Linnik of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God parish with the blessing of Metropolitan Vissarion of Ovrich and Korosten. The Malyn Forestry Technical School, on whose territory a church and the memorial to St. Vladimir were established, especially helped in the creation of the monument.

In addition to the figure of the Great Prince, the sculpture includes texts from the Gospel and images of angels. While the chosen material may not be the most durable, it is the most warm and alive, according to sculptor Oleg Demchenko. The placement of the sculpture, on the site where a Lenin statue had stood until 2014, can be considered an historical recompense, the artist believes.

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1 posted on 09/28/2017 6:21:55 PM PDT by marshmallow
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2 posted on 09/28/2017 6:32:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: marshmallow

That is one statue I have no qualms seeing removed.


3 posted on 09/28/2017 6:53:01 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: marshmallow

As it should be.

My only criticism is that, if it is in Ukraine, it would be St. Volodymyr - but I understand why the article would say Vladimir instead.


4 posted on 09/28/2017 7:17:25 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Apparently I'm still living in your head rent free. At least now it isn't empty.)
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Seattle, need another Lenin statue?


5 posted on 09/28/2017 7:26:12 PM PDT by ConservaTeen (Islam is Not the Religion of Peace, but The religion of Pedophilia...)
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To: marshmallow
Oops, I had wrong St.Vlad


6 posted on 09/28/2017 9:04:04 PM PDT by BeauBo
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Thought that Orthodox did not do statues in the round.


7 posted on 09/29/2017 12:29:09 PM PDT by redgolum
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