Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and the head of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin opened on Sunday in the Moscow Museum-reserve Tsaritsyno IV international festival of Slavic art " Russian field ". This year the festival is dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of the repose of the Holy equal to the apostles Prince Vladimir - Baptist of Russia and became one of most "popular" events anniversary celebrations.
"I wish to congratulate everyone on this wonderful day. A well-known story of how Prince Vladimir was baptized, and pagan country became Christian. This event is predetermined for most of the century the path of development of our people and development of the peoples of the countries that emerged from the baptismal font of Kiev - brotherly countries of Ukraine and Belarus ", - said in its own statement, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
according to his statement, Prince Vladimir to the adoption of Christianity was a bloody ruler, legacy of people to torment and lived " from binge to binge ". A tremendous change occurred After the baptism, helped the Prince to become a model for the Russian people, who named it the Red sun.
"Spiritual power, which was rooted in baptism in the life of our people has helped us to defend freedom and independence. If We keep faith, we will always be strong and invincible, " said the Patriarch.
"The main gift to today's festive event was the consecration of the remarkable monument of architecture - the Diocesan house. We rebuilt it from the terrible desolation " - said the head of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin. He also believes that more than 100 thousand inhabitants of Moscow and guests of the city, guests at the festival, will appreciate the efforts of the organizers.
the opening ceremony was attended by the delegates of the local Orthodox Churches from around the world, and among them Authorized 4 ancient Eastern Patriarchates - Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem. After the Grand opening in the tsarina began a concert with the participation of well-known musicians and choirs.
the festival will be attended by guests from 38 Russian regions. Organizers expect more than 200 thousand visitors. 3 previous festival was held in Kolomna, in 2015, the festival decided to move in Tsaritsyno. According to the head of the Moscow Department of the national policy, interregional relations and tourism Vladimir Chernikov "This is a unique and beautiful place" will help to hold the event well on another level.