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Russian prime minister to be present at consecration of Resurrection Cathedral

May 08, 1:45 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The cathedral, a unique monument of Russian architecture, is part of the architectural ensemble of the New Jerusalem monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church
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MOSCOW, May 8 /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will attend a ceremony of consecration of the Cathedral of the Resurrection at the New Jerusalem monastery near Moscow on Sunday, the Russian government press service reported.

Medvedev is a co-chairman of the supervisory council of the Charity Foundation for the Restoration of the New Jerusalem Monastery. The foundation was established in 2008 on order from the Russian president. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill is also the Charity Foundation’s co-chairman.

The cathedral, a unique monument of Russian architecture, is part of the architectural ensemble of the New Jerusalem monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church. It is located in the town of Istra in the Moscow region.

The cathedral’s construction started in 1658 and lasted until 1685. The monastery’s buildings were badly damaged, some completely ruined, during battles for Moscow in 1941.

The restoration works have been under way in the monastery since the 1950s. Some of the buildings were do badly damaged that it was impossible to renovate them. The restoration works continue under the charitable fund’s supervision.

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