The main military temple complex for youth development and chaplains

© RIA Novosti / Olga Liechten of the Patriarchal Council for culture Archpriest Leonid KalininThe main military temple complex for youth development and chaplains© RIA Novosti / Olga Lipic

The main temple of the Russian armed forces in Moscow Park «Patriot» is created as the educational temple complex for the development of military youth and scientific-methodical centre for working in the army of priests, said to journalists the member of the Patriarchal Council for culture Archpriest Leonid Kalinin.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday announced plans to build a temple to the 75-th anniversary of Victory.

«This is not just a Church, it is truer, perhaps, to call this educational temple complex of the Russian armed forces… the Need for it appears obvious, therefore, the Ministry of defense of Russia made this decision, echoed by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill,» — said Kalinin.

«For a warrior it is very important to understand the history, so it’s important the ratio of the educational and spiritual space,» — said the priest.

He added that it will be primarily «project, aimed at raising an army of young people, not only soldiers, but also the Junior officer corps, which is in contact with the story in a visual form».

Kalinin gave the example inspiring the study of history battle scenes of the Studio of military artists named after Grekov. «To illustrate, of course, felt by young people, we create such complex,» he said.

According to Kalinina, the complex is also required for the development of cooperation of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Armed forces and will be a scientific-methodological center for priests who serve in all the military branches.

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