About 1 billion rubles ($14,6 million) were conveyed to the charitable foundation Voskreseniye that collects means for building the main church of Russian Military Forces, the foundation press service reports.
The fundraising was announced on September 4 at a conference call of the Russian Defense Ministry. The first to donate was the midshipman of the North Fleet, the second one was Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.
The church will become a spiritual and educational center for servicemen, Orthodox priests and citizens of Russia. It will house an exposition dedicated to the history of setting up the Russian state and the Military Forces.
The church will be 95-meter high (including the cross), the total square of the building is 10,950 sq. m. The church can house up to 6,000 people at a time.
It will have several altars, the central of which will be dedicated to the main Christian feast – Resurrection, the others – to heavenly protectors of different kinds of the Military forces.