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The main cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces

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  1. SuperGracchiBros
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    This video is Russian state propaganda, and gives a really interesting insight into a recently completed church dedicated specifically to the Russian military. A melding of religion and the...

    This video is Russian state propaganda, and gives a really interesting insight into a recently completed church dedicated specifically to the Russian military. A melding of religion and the military isn't entirely unknown in the English-speaking world. For example, in the British Commonwealth there's a long and widespread tradition of hanging regimental banners in churches. But this cathedral melds the military, the church, and the state in an intense way, down to the architecture of the cathedral itself.

    Also the floor of the cathedral is all metal, supposedly made with melted down medals, guns, and tanks taken from the Wehrmacht.

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  2. cfabbro
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    A few more related links, for those curious to read more about this: Wikipedia - Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces The Moscow Times - Russia Consecrates Grandiose Armed Forces Cathedral...
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