"Prince Vladimir asked all the further trajectory of development of the country. This Orthodox faith has established this unity of the Russian world, which has survived for centuries " – stated in conversation with the newspaper VIEW, political scientist Leonid Polyakov, commenting on the upcoming November 4, the unveiling of a monument to the Baptizer of Russia, Holy equal to the apostles Prince Vladimir.
"in the solemn opening of the monument to Prince Vladimir on 4 November in the capital of Russia you can find a lot of meanings. When Prince Vladimir accepted the conclusion about the choice of faith the baptism of Rus, he asked the entire future path of development of our country, – stresses the head of the Department of General political science HSE Leonid Polyakov.– Introduction to Christian civilization gave a chance to the disparate East Slavic tribes to unite under one faith And included in the main civilizational trend of the time. Together with the Christianity came to Russia a written language, our culture really got its own language, And of Vladimir the Baptist can be considered the founder of Russian civilization And founder of living code of Russian culture ".
remember, the inauguration of the monument to Prince Vladimir will be held in the national unity Day on November 4 Borovitskaya square in the Russian capital. Work on the installation of the monument at the end of October, and a special box, which now covers the monument will be dismantled on November 3 for a few hours before the opening of the monument. Last Saturday Authorized Orthodox youth organizations put in order a platform erected at the monument. In a press release issued by the organizers, was emphasized: the construction of a monument " was made entirely from extrabudgetary resources And on the initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church And the Russian military historical society ". Today the memory of the role played by the Baptist of Russia in the country's history, "becomes most important because the idea of the Russian world, – is the legacy of St. Vladimir, It is the Orthodox faith created the unity of the Russian world, which has survived for centuries" – emphasizes Leonid Polyakov." As to the opening date of November 4, it should be remembered That on This Day over 400 years ago the Russian army marching to the battle with the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, defeated a powerful foreign enemy. This feat also refers to the cultural code, founded by Vladimir the Baptist, – he added.– And finally, the appearance of this monument in the capital of Russia reminds all our current Slavic brothers, the relationship with which we At this time do not add up very well, about the great East Slavic unity "." Bequeathed by our ancestors unity should be kept, but it is necessary to struggle, - the said Poles.– I recall the words of Vladimir Putin said during a speech at the opening of the Valdai club, where about the fact That Russians And Ukrainians are first separated and then was vented, And this is our fault. It seems to me, the monument to Vladimir the Saint, standing at the walls of the Kremlin, – reminder about the fact That together with our Eastern Slavic brothers, we have created a great civilization, And our historical fate, it is our duty – this unity to return."