среда, 3 декабря 2008 г.
Three churches in one day – amazing building plan revealed
Three new churches are to be built simultaneously and in one day in the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian capitals. The remarkable project in Moscow, Kiev and Minsk marks one thousand and twenty years since the arrival of Christianity in Russia.
Construction teams will use modern technologies, which make the building process faster and cheaper. The churches will be built from special wooden blocks and the cost of each is estimated to be three or four times lower than that of its traditional counterpart.
According to Vladimir Mikov, of the Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Club sponsoring the event, the Moscow part of the project will cost little more than 40 thousand euros.
"In times of financial crisis we do not think about porcelain iconostasis, rather our project wants to make good the deficit of churches in remote districts," he said.
The churches are to be built in areas of the cities where there are no churches. It’s hoped it will help satisfy the spiritual hunger many Russians still feel after years of Soviet atheism.