Thursday, June 18, 2015

The monument to Vladimir can unite Slavic peoples: the view – a REGNUM


Moscow, June 19, 2015, 00:35 – REGNUM Due to the fact that the personality of Prince Vladimir is of great importance for all Slavs, the installation of the monument in Moscow could unite the peoples of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, he said at a press conference June 18 scientific director of the Military History Society (RVIO) Doctor of Historical Sciences Mikhail soft, the correspondent of IA REGNUM .

«The protection of the state, the adoption of Christianity, the idea of ​​justice – all of this is embodied in Prince Vladimir. His personality brings together not only the people of our country, but also the peoples of our sister countries of Ukraine and Belarus, which is very important and it should be noted today, “- said softly. As noted, in turn, Deputy Executive Director RVIO Vladislav Kononov, installation of the monument to be held in the 1000-year anniversary of his death, which is widely celebrated in 2015.

The author of the monument to Vladimir made famous sculptor Salavat Shcherbakov. It was assumed that the height of the monument together with the pedestal will be 24.32 meters, and the total weight is about 330 tons. In February, the Moscow City Duma voted in favor of the installation of the monument to Prince Vladimir on the Sparrow Hills, but the project has caused public debate: in particular, against the installation of a monument on the Sparrow Hills submitted more than 60,000 signatures on the online petition.

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