Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Stalin icon appears in Strelnya church
27.11.2008 13:03
Stalin icon appears in Strelnya church

An icon depicting Soviet leader Joseph Stalin has appeared in a church of Leningrad district's city of Strelnya, Novaya Gazeta reported Wednesday.
      
      The church's Beneficiary Evstafy Zhakov said the legend has it that Stalin would often hold discourse with Blessed Matrona of Moscow. And that is the scene depicted on the icon. However, church visitors didn't think it was a good idea and the icon was placed in the church's remote corner.
      
      Beneficiary Zhakov explained that he sees Stalin as one of the nation's fathers, no matter how bad he was. He does not believe Stalin was an atheist.
      
      The recent events are far not surprising though, some suggest even canonizing Stalin. Stalin is believed to be responsible for 20 million deaths.
      
      Source: www.lenta.ru
      


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Jubilee Tour of Russian Actor Dmitry Kharatyan in Germany, Belarus, and Israel
21.01.2020
Two More Dollar Billionaires have been Recorded in Russia
31.01.2020
The Number of Coronavirus Infected in Russia Exceeded 700 Thousand
10.07.2020
Fuel Spilled near Norilsk Fell into Lake Pyasino
09.06.2020
Dramatist Leonid Zorin Dies
10.04.2020







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Storms  Moscow airports  St. Petersburg  IT  Konstantinovo  Russian boxers  Russian retirees  Palaeoecology  business law  accident  Russian regions  Nanosatellites   Oboronservis scandal  Cross-Border Cooperation  aircraft  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Festivals in Moscow  Lithuania  Russian politicians  Navy  Moscow  the Bolshoi Theatre  Tula  Exhibitions in Moscow  Alexander Pushkin  Sobyanin  Russian tourism  Kamchatka  Russian Cinema  Russian children  Street Exhibitions  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Moscow Helsinki Group Award  LGBT in Russia  Theatre Festivals  Russian government  Maya Kristalinskaya  Rostov Museums  Russian business  textile  travel to Russia  Russian Museum  Russian transport  Resources  Kemerovo  Zaryadye  Arkhangelsk  EU sanctions  Tyumen Region  Throat Singing 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites