a Man who knows what war is, necessarily comes to God. So said General Vladimir Shamanov. And he knows what war is. Fought with the terrorists in the North Caucasus, reconciled the warring parties in Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh…

In his life was to all hot spots, wounds, skydiving. He was a military man, and politician. In the army he passed a way from the cadet of the Ryazan higher airborne school to the commander of the airborne forces. But in politics, from the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region to the head of the defense Committee of the state Duma. Almost all life in the brutal men’s team, where, says General, need to be rather than to seem.

the Shaman does not hide that he believes in God. Says, without faith the soldier in any way. And in the landing – even more so. Shock troops, always ready for anything. Even in airborne regimental priests skydive – from heaven to the earth.

Vladimir Shamanov recalls how one day, in one of the “hot spots” saw two guys paratroopers – Tatar and Bashkir, who stood at the tent field of the temple. He asked if they know that there is now an Orthodox priest baptizes believers. They said, “we Know. And tomorrow, too, want to go into battle with God”.

– When defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has initiated the construction of a Temple in honor of the great Victory, – said General Shamanov, – I was the most active supporter of this idea. – For me the Temple of the Resurrection becomes a symbol of the gratitude of the Fatherland, its defenders. For example, how our ancestors after the victory over Napoleon in the first Patriotic war of 1812 also on the people’s money was erected the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

the New Church will become a General monument to all soldiers who defended their country in the worst war in the history of human civilization.

In the Cathedral, said Vladimir Shamanov, the limit there is a temple dedicated to Air and space forces and the airborne troops.

as long as the current commander of the airborne troops Colonel-General Serdyukov led the group in Syria, I on behalf of the Minister of defence were engaged in arrangement of this limit. With the financial support of VTB, was made unique icon of the Prophet Elijah – the patron Saint of aerospace and airborne troops. It will protect all the people serving in these great heavenly army.

the General himself donated for the construction of more than 50 thousand rubles, and said that they, along with my wife will be parishioners of this Church, and many Church holidays will be there for the services.


Built to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war the Main temple of the Russian Armed forces – the pearl of world Church architecture. It is being built at the initiative of defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in military��atrioticheskie the Patriot Park on voluntary donations. They were introduced by the President Vladimir Putin, heads and members of the government, the state Duma, the Federation Council, governors and mayors, representatives of the Russian and international public organizations, businesses, prominent figures of science, culture and the arts, clergy. Charity Fund “Resurrection”, the accounts of which are accumulated donations, calls to participate in the noble cause of creating shrines! On the Foundation’s website published personal gratitude to every donor. Their names or names of organizations who donated to the temple will be recorded in the Book of donors, published for eternal storage, and inscribed on brass plates that will be placed on the walls around the perimeter of the temple. The head of the Charity Fund “Resurrection” Alexander Kanshin says: “Donations for the construction of the temple is a tribute to the memory of our heroic ancestors. Fund “Resurrection” is completely transparent and controlled strictly targeted and cost-effective expenditure of funds voluntarily transferred by people and organizations.”

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