"Prince Vladimir stood at the origins of Russian statehood, Russian culture, of historical Russia - the Russia, which in value terms were born of modern Belarus, Ukraine and Russia ", - said the newspaper LOOK the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda, explaining the imminent opening of the monument to Prince.
on the eve of the inauguration of the monument to Prince Vladimir, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda recalled that most citizens in the last period of time actively interested in the phenomenon of neo-paganism.
"we need to pay attention to the fact that all modern restoration aimed to recreate the atmosphere of pre-Christian Russia, have nothing to do with the real historical picture, - said Vladimir Legoyda" Evening Moscow ".- Suffice it to recall one remark of Prince Vladimir: "I was an animal And became a man," to understand it." Vladimir stood at the origins of Russian statehood, Russian culture, value systems of historical Russia - the Russia, which in value terms were born of modern Belarus, Ukraine and Russia ", - said Vladimir Legoyda. Wrote print edition glance, the idea of the monument originated more than 2 years ago, but due to discussions around the place the process was delayed. On 16 October a special train with the bronze sculpture came from Khimki near Moscow, where the foundry. Workers put the 12-foot figure on a pedestal. Borovitskaya area was chosen after a public debate around the place of the monument. As expected, on 4 November, Russian President Vladimir Putin will open together with Patriarch Kirill of the monument to Prince Vladimir in the Russian capital. For reviews Legoyda, the appearance of the sculpture of the Prince at the Kremlin walls gives you the option to sign up to the origins of our history, the choice of Christianity, which predetermined the development, shaping the whole of our culture - "culture in a broad sense ? not only literature and art, As stated by one of the Russian philosophers, no doubt," struck with Christianity ", but also the economy and legal consciousness with all its features "." I think because it was a personal choice of Prince Vladimir, and, of course, civilizational choice of Russia, - said Legoyda before the Last news .- But if we take the modern Russian Federation, the shortcomings that exist in our socio-economic and public life, are not associated with the choice of Orthodoxy, And maybe just a lack of rootedness and depth of penetration of Orthodoxy in different spheres of life."