The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill with a pastoral visit to Vaalame. A 20-metre gallery with icons of Valaam's saints for walks and contemplation. It ends suddenly, the chapel is a viewing platform.
New chapel - a real gift to the feast day. Before it was sanctified by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. Cyril: "I know how much trouble it was worth. I Express my deep gratitude to all who have contributed and who built it". Their joy, the Patriarch shared with the monks and numerous guests who came to Balaam on the occasion. And the same was said at the meeting of the Board of Trustees, which discussed the problems of reconstruction of the building "Winter" hotel, burned down on 1 may.
Cyril: "there was a fire. Now a historical monument is in critical emergency condition." To preserve the monument of architecture, it is necessary to relocate the occupants of the house in comfortable flats on the mainland and to begin the restoration. The project, which is now under examination, there will be a Museum and exhibition complex. Valaam - a spiritual center of Russia and the ancient monastic cloister. That's exactly what she needs to develop further.