"The Main Temple of the Armed Forces" -- Russia under Putin has little use for separation of church and state
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will build the main temple of the Armed Forces in the Patriot Park near Moscow, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, head of the military department, said at a conference call with the leadership of the Russian Armed Forces today.
"Now, the Russian Defense Ministry is realizing a plan for building the main temple of the Armed Forces in Patriot Park. This idea was approved by the public, state authorities, military administration, the hierarchy and was embodied in the visual concept of the temple complex project," said Army General Sergei Shoigu.
The head of the military department also noted that the church will become a spiritual, educational and methodological and educational center for servicemen, Orthodox priests and citizens of Russia. On its territory will be located an exhibition dedicated to the history of the formation of the Russian state and the Armed Forces. To promote the construction of a charitable foundation "Resurrection".
Source: MoD Communique