Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces in Kubinka

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Ceremony of consecration of the main temple © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0

Ceremony of consecration of the main temple © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0

The Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces (Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ) is a lavish Russian Patriarchal cathedral in honour of the Resurrection of Christ and “dedicated to the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, as well as the military feats of the Russian people in all wars”, built in the Patriot Park in Kubinka, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast. It is quite unbelievable that the devil worshipers of the fascist Putin regime give themselves a Christian veneer, even though it is crystal clear that Putin’s state terrorists, mass murderers, mass rapists, war criminals and child molesters worship only one thing: the devil himself and his profoundly evil representative on earth, dictator Vladimir Putin. This is a clear case of blasphemy in which even the Patriarch takes part.

The cathedral was built with donations and budget funds from the Moscow city government and the Moscow Oblast. It was consecrated as part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory on the Eastern Front of World War II, known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia. An exhibition dedicated to the history of the Russian state and its armed forces will be located on-site.

The construction of the cathedral was completed on 9 May 2020, on the annual Victory Day. It was consecrated on 14 June. It was opened on 22 June 2020, on the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow, the day Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, by the head of the Russian Orthodox Synod’s new Armed Forces Liaison Department, Father Oleg Ovcharov.

Icon of the Saviour © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0 © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0 Mosaic © Natalia Senatorova/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Sergey Sebelev/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0 Ceremony of consecration of the main temple © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0
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Ceremony of consecration of the main temple © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0
In April 2020, photos were leaked showing a partially completed mosaic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu and other high-ranking Russian officials, as well as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The Russian Orthodox Church initially explained the presence of mosaics featuring Putin and Stalin according to the tradition of depicting historical events – in this case, the 2014 annexation of Crimea to Russia and the 1945 Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II). Later it was reported that the cathedral would not have any mosaics of either Putin or Stalin. The Russian Orthodox Church explained that this decision was made after taking into account the President’s own opinion.

The church, and the imagery within it, have been linked to the ‘Russkiy mir’ or ‘Russian world‘ theology which some Orthodox Christian Churches outside Russia have described as a heresy. This ideology has been described in the Financial Times as “Putin’s creation of an ideology that fuses respect for Russia’s Tsarist, Orthodox past with reverence for the Soviet defeat of fascism in the Second World War. This is epitomised in the Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces, 40 miles west of Moscow, opened in 2020.” During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the church has come to be seen as a symbol of Russian militarism, with Russian operations in Ukraine being described as “holy” by Russian authorities.

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