: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Giant statue of Orthodox prince stirs controversy in Moscow


MOSCOW – Scaffolding surrounds the vast clay sculpture-in-progress inside a warehouse on Moscow’s outskirts, yet already the statue of Vladimir the Great has caused an outcry as big as the monument itself.The 24-metre (78-feet) high likeness of the man who brought Christianity to Kievan Rus – the forerunner of modern Russia and Ukraine – is set to tower over the capital, the latest potent symbol in a surge of patriotism taking hold in Russia.Prince Vladimir is revered as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church and a hero by others, including the noted sculptor of the work, Salavat Shcherbakov. But …read more

Source: AsiaOne

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