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MOSCOW (RNS) — Authorities in Vladivostok, the largest city in far eastern Russia, are planning to erect a gigantic statue of Jesus Christ on a site once designated for a monument of Vladimir Lenin.
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Roman Lunkin, a religion analyst at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, told RNS that it was not certain that the Russian Orthodox Church would approve the project, because the proposed design was more in keeping with Roman Catholic statues and monuments. “There is a tradition in Orthodoxy of putting up crosses, but not statues,” he said.

https://religionnews.com/2019/03/13/mammoth-statue-of-jesus-planned-for-russian-site-once-set-aside-for-lenin/
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The exact height of our Christ the Redeemer... This means war...
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Interesting.

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The exact height of our Christ the Redeemer... This means war...

Primorsky Krai has Siberian Tigers, so they win by default.  Sorry!  :)
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How awful.
As far as I know, the Vladivostok diocese does not take part in this.
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Nice  :) Although it should be a cross and not a statue.
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Unless it meshes very well with the surroundings (which Christ the Redeemer does superbly), it will be tacky as all get out. And by the time that's cleared, it will be too late. ::)
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Unless it meshes very well with the surroundings (which Christ the Redeemer does superbly), it will be tacky as all get out. And by the time that's cleared, it will be too late. ::)

Indeed, this is a possibility.  I kind of feel like they are doing this merely because a statue of Lenin was planned, and the goal is to still have an epic statue, but one more in line with the new Russia.

I wish they would spend the money on building a new Orthodox cathedral and on humanitarian aid projects.  If the MP started doing humanitarian aid around the world on the scale of the Roman Catholic Church, including in countries Russia does not have good relations with, for example, Estonia or Georgia, or the US, partnering with other Orthodox churches, it could really do a lot of good for the Orthodox community.

In Egypt, Pope Shenouda created a religious order focused on doing charitable work, which includes monks, nuns (including deaconesses) and married couples, if memory serves, and this order operates the orphanages that are required because of the barbaric Islamic ban on adoption being extended to the Christian population.
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Russia can invite North Korea to spend part of its nuclear weapons funds on this statute. :P

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I wish they would spend the money on building a new Orthodox cathedral and on humanitarian aid projects.  If the MP started doing humanitarian aid around the world on the scale of the Roman Catholic Church, including in countries Russia does not have good relations with, for example, Estonia or Georgia, or the US, partnering with other Orthodox churches, it could really do a lot of good for the Orthodox community.

How much money Russia gave the Greeks... And little who hate her as much.
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I wish they would spend the money on building a new Orthodox cathedral and on humanitarian aid projects.  If the MP started doing humanitarian aid around the world on the scale of the Roman Catholic Church, including in countries Russia does not have good relations with, for example, Estonia or Georgia, or the US, partnering with other Orthodox churches, it could really do a lot of good for the Orthodox community.


There are enough humanitarian projects for the MP to fund in its own country: orphanages for example, disabled children, soup kitchens for poor old women on pensions ....

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The exact height of our Christ the Redeemer... This means war...

Primorsky Krai has Siberian Tigers, so they win by default.  Sorry!  :)
We have marmosets and capybaras...
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The exact height of our Christ the Redeemer... This means war...

Primorsky Krai has Siberian Tigers, so they win by default.  Sorry!  :)
We have marmosets and capybaras...



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I don’t think it’s proper for either the Russian Govt. or the Church to pay for this. Maybe it could be some oligarch’s pet project.
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The exact height of our Christ the Redeemer... This means war...

Primorsky Krai has Siberian Tigers, so they win by default.  Sorry!  :)
We have marmosets and capybaras...

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