Putin arrived in Rogozhskaya old believers ‘ spiritual center in Moscow

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of Russia Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin arrived in Rogozhskaya old believers ‘ spiritual center in Moscow© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Wednesday in Rogozhskaya the spiritual center of Russian Orthodox old believe Church (rpsts) in Moscow, where he inspected an exhibition of old believers ‘ culture of the XVI-XX centuries.

The head of state inspects in the Church of the Nativity exhibition «the power of the spirit of tradition and loyalty», gathered unique monuments of old believe culture of XVI-XX centuries. Many of the exhibits were first presented to the public. The exhibition, in particular, are dorsalgia and later, icons, rare printed and manuscript books, a record of the old believer choir of the early XX century.

The introductory section of the exhibition tells about the beginning of the split of the Orthodox Church and the activities of the Archpriest Avvakum, as well as key events in the history of the Rogozhskoe center. Part of the exhibition devoted to the illustrious merchants and philanthropists, who had to Rogozhskaya old believers ‘ community, Morozov, Ryabushinskys, etc. Another focus of the exhibit for love of country and protection of the Fatherland, which is designed to dispel the perception sometimes of the opinion that believers, did not accept the Church reform of the mid-seventeenth century, were in opposition to the state.

As expected, after the exhibition, accompanied by the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia Cornelius rpsts Putin will visit the Cathedral St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Historical and architectural complex in Rogozhskaya Sloboda, which was formed in the center of the Russian old believers, accept the priesthood (Belokrinitsa hierarchy), currently has 50 buildings. Here is the Archdiocese rpsts.