Putin visited the Moscow exhibition about the old believers ‘ culture

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the head of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church, Metropolitan Cornelius in Rogozhskaya the spiritual center of rpsts in Moscow. 31 may 2017Putin visited the Moscow exhibition about the old believers ‘ culture© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited on Wednesday the exhibition in Rogozhskaya the spiritual center of Russian Orthodox old believe Church (rpsts) in Moscow, becoming the first Russian head of state, who visited this centre.

At the exhibition «the power of the spirit and loyalty to traditions» in the Church of the Nativity contains unique monuments of old believe culture from different centuries. About the exhibits the Russian President said the chief researcher of the State historical Museum Elena Yukhimenko and the priest father Alex (Lopatin). The exhibition includes, in particular, dorsalgia and later, icons, rare printed and manuscript books and a recording of the old believers ‘ choir of the early XX century.

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visits the exhibition of the monuments of old believe culture of XVI-XX centuries. 31 may 2017Putin visited the Moscow exhibition about the old believers ‘ culture© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visits the exhibition of the monuments of old believe culture of XVI-XX centuries. 31 may 2017

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.

Another theme concerns the love for the Motherland and its protection, which is designed to dispel the common misconception that believers, did not accept the Church reform of the mid-seventeenth century, were in opposition to the state.

After the exhibition, accompanied by the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia Cornelius rpsts Putin visited the Cathedral of St. Basil’s Cathedral. The President talked with the Metropolitan.

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the head of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church, Metropolitan Cornelius in Rogozhskaya the spiritual center of rpsts in Moscow. 31 may 2017Putin visited the Moscow exhibition about the old believers ‘ culture© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the head of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church, Metropolitan Cornelius in Rogozhskaya the spiritual center of rpsts in Moscow. 31 may 2017

During the inspection of the inside of the Cathedral sang in the Church choir and was burning all the candles on hanging chandeliers. In the Cathedral of the intercession still don’t use light bulbs, therefore his servants to light the candles, climb on a tall ladder.

Metropolitan Cornelius showed the President icons, the oldest of which dates back to the XIV century, and the reliquary with the relics of saints. After that, the President and the Metropolitan listened to the choir. Then Putin briefly spoke with the choir. While bypassing the spiritual center of the Metropolitan told about the history of temples and their architectural appearance.

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 Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church. A large-scale restoration of this spiritual center.

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the head of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church, Metropolitan Cornelius in Rogozhskaya the spiritual center of rpsts in Moscow. 31 may 2017Putin visited the Moscow exhibition about the old believers ‘ culture© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the head of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church, Metropolitan Cornelius in Rogozhskaya the spiritual center of rpsts in Moscow. 31 may 2017

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