The Orthodox Church in Moscow church destroyed by Napoleon to be restored

July 2014 The Church of Beheading of St. John the Baptist, destroyed by the French at their retreat from Moscow in 1812, will be reconstructed near the walls of the Novodevichy Convent, reports Interfax-Religion with the reference to Vladimir Resin, State Duma deputy and adviser of Patriarch Kirill. “The approximate, cost of the building will be 50 ...

More Orthodox churches to be built in “Big Moscow”

  8/11/2012 Some 200 Orthodox churches will be soon constructed both in Moscow and new territories adjacent to the city under the Big Moscow expansion plan, Russia’s Duma MP and Patriarch adviser Vladimir Resin told reporters Thursday. The official said that now 37 churches are under construction in Moscow and the government has allocated 81 plots of land ...