Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Day of the Navy visited St. Nicholas Cathedral in Kronstadt. On Sunday, July 30, reports “Interfax”.
The President was accompanied by Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu. “We thank everyone who participated in the revival of this Church, emphasizing its historical connection with the Orthodox culture”, — Putin said.
The President venerated the relics of Admiral Fyodor Ushakov and the Apostle Andrew the first-called and talked to the sailors of the Baltic fleet.
Earlier in the day Putin attended a naval parade in honor of Navy Day in St. Petersburg. The parade included about 50 ships and submarines, as well as 40 aircraft and helicopters of the Baltic, Northern and black sea fleets and the Caspian flotilla.
In 2012 the Nicholas naval Cathedral in Kronstadt, the building which previously housed a branch of the Central naval Museum was transferred to the jurisdiction of the ROC. The Church was consecrated in 2013, when the Cathedral celebrated its centenary.