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.


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Andrey Zvyagintsev to Direct Thriller Series in Moscow for Paramount
Honored Artist of Russia Angelica Volchkova Passed Away
Head of RAS Receives the Highest Scientific Award of France
Concert in Memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky Held in Washington
Valery Gergiev with Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Going on European Tour

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Lewis Hamilton  Censorship  Russian society  Brass Band Festival  New Year celebrations  Monuments  physics  Tanara River  online booking  Suzdal  Yelaghin Park  Art Fairs  Eurovision  Russian tourism  Contemporary Arts  Russian Cinema  Russia-EU relations  Russian Poets  Varvara Stepanova  Russian Literature  St. Petersburg  Archeology  Film Distribution  Sochi 2014  Karl Lagerfeld  Mark Zakharov  Russian politicians  migrant workers  Russian business  Learned Cat   Gostinyi dvor  Irina Alferova  Primorye  Moscow  Modern Art  Russia's Public Television  Exhibitions in Moscow  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Olympic Facilities  Russian Art Week  Khakassia Reserve  Duty Free  Ufa  Multimedia  Russian history  Zenit  invest  Russian ballet dancers  weather  Zaryadye 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites