Kusturica supported the initiative of Sergei Shoigu to build the temple of the Armed Forces

© RIA Novosti / Ramil Setdisabledicon Emir Kusturica. Archival photoKusturica supported the initiative of Sergei Shoigu to build the temple of the Armed Forces© RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov

Emir Kusturica supported the initiative of Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to build the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces and decided to participate in this promotion, said Wednesday the Russian defense Ministry with reference to the Director.

«I heard that the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation voiced the idea to build the largest Orthodox Church. I can say that it is a good idea because the faith we have always had a secret connection between people, and it was the very Foundation of our culture and our civilization. Thanks to defense Minister Sergei Shoigu for the idea, I will participate in this action,» — said Kusturica.

On the construction of the main temple of the armed forces in honor of the ascension of Christ was announced by the Russian defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu. He made the first donation in a specially created charity Fund «Resurrection». The idea received the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. The construction of the temple will be exclusively on voluntary donations from the personal funds of military personnel, their families, and all concerned citizens and organizations. The temple complex will be built on the territory of Military-Patriotic Park «Patriot».

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