MOSCOW, November 3 – RIA Novosti. of the monument to Prince Vladimir in Moscow testifies to preservation in the grateful memory of descendants of man, laid a thousand years ago the foundations of a new civilization, said the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill opening on Tuesday the foundation stone at the site of the monument to Prince Borovitsky Hill.
The ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the installation Borovitskaya Square was also attended by Culture Minister Vladimir Medina and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. The monument, according to the author of the sculpture of the national artist of Russia Salavat Shcherbakov, plans to open in the spring of 2016.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church said that laying of the monument is made in the year of the millennium of the death of the Baptist of Russia, in “the great anniversary year for all Russian world for all peoples, heirs of the ancient Kievan Rus “.
” Prince Vladimir was the founder of a new civilization, which entered the Russian people, the ancient Rus – the same civilization, which for centuries has been decorated with the greatest achievements the human spirit, the human mind and exploit the people. And the memory of this great emperor of the Russian land, in memory of the Apostolic Prince, the cross of our ancestors, we establish a monument in the center of Moscow “, – the Patriarch said.
According to him, a monument to Prince Vladimir would indicate a “grateful memory” descendants of “preserving in this memory of all that is of direct relevance to the present day, and a perfect Prince Vladimir is a kind of attitude to each of us.” “To those who live in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and many other countries, preserving the spiritual unity resulting from the historic accomplishments of Prince Vladimir. His memory shall be in the centuries”, – he added the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.