Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill solemnly consecrated the Monument to Prince Vladimir in Smolensk and tried to persuade the crowd on the embankment of the Dnieper " be faithful to the heritage of the Baptist of Russia ".
"Our people have carried the legacy of the Dnieper through baptism all of his serious history. We have undergone much more other. To the twenty-first century, maybe nothing would be left of the heritage of Prince Vladimir, if it did not connect people with God and did not give us the support in all the trials, "said the Patriarch, reports RIA" Novosti ".
on the first Day of the weekend, the Patriarch consecrated the source of the Dnieper river, located in the Smolensk region." I thought that the water of the great river sanctify the people living on its banks and will help to reconcile those who quarrel ", - noted the head of the ROC." citizens of Russia, Ukrainians and Belarusians are one family, " says the Patriarch. According to his statement, " We have to get rid of internecine strife and not to destroy common values and shrines ". The Patriarch also warned that the temptation to "prosperous, well-fed and happy life" may also push To " break with the legacy of the Dnieper font ". He tried to convince " not to go with the historical path and go from victory To victory." The monument to Prince Vladimir also intend to open in the Russian capital. Originally RVIO proposed to erect a monument to the Baptizer of Rus Saint on the Sparrow hills, but this has caused a wide public resonance. The project was approved by the Commission on monumental art at Moscow city Duma, but later the authorities of the Russian capital announced the decision to move the location of the monument. The Russian military historical society (RVIA) 20 July launched an online survey on the choice of the site for the monument. In the poll you can vote for one of three possible options: Lubyanka square, Borovitskaya square and charge. On 20 August it was claimed that the overwhelming majority of Moscow residents in the process of Internet voting have realized the most suitable place for the monument to Grand Duke Vladimir Borovitskaya square. The opening of the monument is scheduled for national unity Day on November 4.