The head of the Commission of Moscow city Council on culture and mass communications Evgeny Gerasimov submitted for consideration city Parliament the draft resolution, involving the installation in the city center near the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, sculptural portraits of the patriarchs of Moscow and all Russia. The document is available on the website of the Moscow city Duma.
Funding the authors estimated at 50 million rubles Source of funding indicated OJSC “Moscow plant of construction materials” (US).
With the initiative “to perpetuate the memory of all the Patriarchs of Moscow and all Russia” by the Chairman of the Board of Directors ΜS Andrew Finch, and the Commission of Moscow city Council on monumental art at the meeting of October 13 this idea was approved, stated in the explanatory note to the bill.
In April of this year, when the city Council only began to discuss the initiative to install the 16 monuments to the patriarchs, Archpriest Leonid Kalinin spoke about the advisability of the competition, the results of which should be trusted the construction of the sculptures is not one author, but several.
In 2017, Russia will mark the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Patriarchate. The first Patriarchal period of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) lasted from 1589 to 1700, when the reform of Peter I was established by the Synod. The Patriarchate was restored by the decision of the local Council in 1917. Two of the Patriarchal period was replaced 16 of the patriarchs. The acting head of the Russian Orthodox Church — Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill to seventeenth.