MOSCOW, may 2 – RIA Novosti. The image of Stalin should not be in the main Church of the Russian armed forces, said the head of the Synodal Department of the ROC for Church-state relations with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.

According to the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, the practice of secular images of the persons in the temple space has always existed, but the figure of Stalin has a very specific symbolism. “The sharp reaction of the artistic intent, indicates that this initiative requires a broader discussion,” he said.

the Church of the Resurrection, the main Church of the Russian Armed forces, raised by voluntary donations in the Moscow Park “Patriot” for the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war.

On the territory of the temple complex is planned to create a gallery of “memory Road”. Its length — 1418 steps, the number of days of the great Patriotic war. There will be posted information about more than 33 million participants of the great Patriotic war and their surviving photos.