For all the events of June, we somehow missed the front page of such a landmark event as the grand opening of the main army church in Alabino.
A very interesting thing in the light of all the recent events, and here's why.
To begin with, I just want to ask a question: for what and for whom is this temple?
The answer is hidden. The water in the oblast is dark ...
Let's think? Let's. The temple is primarily a parish. A parish without a temple is not good. A temple without a parish is stupid. The essence of any temple is service. In redemption required. In working with the flock, for the flock and so on.
Here is the map. From which it becomes clear that the only nearby inhabited places, excluding the military training grounds of Kubinka and Alabino, are the village of Petelino and garden cooperatives. Petelino has its own church.
To expect so many flocks from there so that this religious building would at least repel costs is stupid.
And yes, by the way, it’s completely not clear: who will pay? No, not a banquet, with a banquet just everything is clear. Who will contain the third largest temple in Russia, built do not understand where. Away from people.
There is no mercy. Donations do not have to wait, although there are options, but about them a little later. But who will pay for the content of this huge? Especially in winter, when will it still have to be heated? The numbers in the accounts, I think, will be five-digit. Well, the third largest of the temples, the first of the sarcophagi ...
By the way, the clergyman called the sarcophagus. Not my idea. Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev described this. But we will return to Kuraev and his opinion.
Now, if you look at the opinion of officials from the Ministry of Defense, for some reason they believe that
“The temple will be filled at the expense of visitors to the Patriot Park, as well as at the expense of the heirs to the memory of dead soldiers, military personnel and members of their families, patriotic youth and, in general, all Orthodox Christians.”
This “and in general” is simply charming.
I translate: once or twice a year from the Ministry of Defense they will arrange excursions. To transport by bus all kinds of Cadet-Unarmeans. Perhaps military personnel and cadets.
The key word here is “to take it away”, because in their right mind nobody will drag themselves to such a distance to see what is built. Glory to everything, in Moscow there are enough temples. There is where to pray.
Of course, maybe I'm wrong, but I personally would not have gone. Wrong object level. Although, I’ll say right away, as an object of architecture, I liked the temple. And the color scheme is so ambiguous and non-trivial, and inside it resembles something of Catholic cathedrals. The same gloomy and pompous.
Now, if the mosaic Putin - Shoigu - Matvienko had been left, it would be like going to see this. And once removed, and there is nothing to do there.
"Bloodless annexation of Crimea in 2014." Images of Vladimir Putin, Sergey Shoigu, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov and Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov
Such an attempt to perpetuate itself again. What is most interesting, none of the above, except Putin, did not mind. And I didn’t think it was shameful. Taken for granted.
It’s a pity that they removed it. I would go for the sake of one selfie against the background of this company. Especially Matvienko's affiliates.
But what has been done is done. Though they left this one. Until.
Moreover, the Patriot is 95% of the time in a year an empty corpse. He lives only during the “Army ...” and the “Army Games”. The rest of the time it’s just a huge formation, digesting huge amounts of money for its content, nothing more.
Now let's move on to the money. Tight.
So many people have already asked this question, “How much is it” that we are already marking the end of the phalanx. But more or less we already know the alignment.
The Church of the Resurrection in Alabino cost Russia 6 billion rubles.
Yes, the media, especially SUCH ones, talked about 3 billion collected by the "whole world." As assembled "by the whole world", we will also discuss, but for now, the best proof is the public procurement website. If you believe him, then more than 6 billion rubles were spent on 128 contracts.
In all cases, we are talking about procurement from a single supplier, and customers in all contracts, except for one, are the subordinate Ministry of Defense of the FSAI "Property Management of Special Projects" and JSC "Main Directorate for the Arrangement of Troops".
An exception was the purchase, in which the Moscow University of Civil Engineering signed a contract for the manufacture of a model of the temple for 320 thousand rubles. But this, you see, a penny compared to everything else.
Moreover, the details of the contracts were not disclosed. In some cases, information on contractors was not indicated, in most cases the terms of reference were not published. All this gave rise to more than a dozen dissatisfied articles in the media, when it was said that the contracts magically won firms and individual entrepreneurs registered a month ago. Without experience and experience, as they say, but created as specifically for the "development" of money.
Naturally, all this could not but give rise to frankly ugly "rise in price". Sudden and merciless.
For example, the development of documentation for the "installation of a system for attaching decorative facade elements" and the implementation of the "installation of a ventilated facade" in terms of contract value suddenly increased from 13,5 million rubles to 1,11 billion rubles. Contractor information not published.
The price of "design and survey works and construction and installation works" for the installation of the foundation increased from 620 million rubles to 1,45 billion rubles. The contractor is also not specified.
The cost of “installation and commissioning of internal electric and low-voltage networks”, which is carried out by In-Pro, increased from 123,5 million rubles to 206,7 million rubles.
And so in general it can be continued indefinitely, more precisely, until the contractors end. In general - slippery business and not very pleasant smelling. Well, apart from the smell of profit for contractors.
The purchase from a single supplier was due precisely to the fact that the construction was carried out at the expense of donations. Yes, there is such a position of the FAA. Another question: were all the money donations?
Link to the corresponding article in Rossiyskaya Gazeta at the end of the article. It is the “RG” that there were no complaints. The mouthpiece of power.
“In the list of donors, according to the head of the fund (“ Resurrection. ”- Approx. Aut.) Alexander Kanshin, 95 individuals and 400 legal entities. On accounts, including accumulated grants from Moscow (two billion rubles) and the Moscow region (1 million rubles). These funds will be used to equip the temple territory. ”
Boldly highlight: including accumulated grants from Moscow (two billion rubles) and the Moscow region (950 million rubles). These funds will go to the arrangement of the temple territory..
Here is the proof of value. 3,081 billion rubles were given by “95 individuals and 400 legal entities” and another almost three billion were cleaned up Moscow and the Moscow region. Total six.
Three billion for the "arrangement of the temple territory" - it sounds.
But let's go in order.
To begin with, as you know, a huge number of military personnel were recorded in voluntary donors. There was no voluntariness there, only the very lazy did not write or say anything about it, the financial department simply transferred the so-called “10.10” to the fund’s settlement accounts.
Who remembers, at first, they published data, who transferred how much. Then we realized that everyone had the same amount, 12 rubles, and the data was quickly removed.
But the Internet remembers everything ...
I don’t know how anyone, but I personally do not believe in the existence of such characters as Proclus Savelievich, Elisey Danilevich, Polykarp Samsonovich, Nazar Izyaslavovich and others. More like someone’s fun with a dictionary of names.
Then there was a transfer of all donors to a special section of the site hram.mil.ru, and for some reason part of the most curious names simply disappeared. That is, the Ministry of Defense had donors Klim Adrian Kondratievich, Prudnikov Prokl Savelievich, Polotentsev Cheslav Gennadevich, but they were no longer on the list of the fund.
In general, one lie gives rise to the belief that all lies are known.
Interestingly, is it not offensive to Cheslav Gennadievich Polotentsev that he was forgotten with 5? And Prokl Savelievich Prudnikov gave 000 25 rubles, and with him there ...
Very similar to ordinary money laundering.
But what I want to say: it was an experiment. How will the military look if they are robbed? Looked normal. “10.10,” as one specialist from the Western Military District explained to me, he guarantees nothing to anyone at all. Last year we received 30 - rejoice. Well done. And this year you won’t get it, because your indicators are worse. All. 000 and "thanks for the donation."
The second part of the experiment was the robbery of Moscow and the Moscow region. THREE BILLIONS for the arrangement of the temple territory is very fat. Moreover, this figure is not given by the liberals hated from Echo or Rain, this is Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
But Moscow and the region also remained silent. Although, I’m sure it was where to get these grants. But if the party and the president say: “It is necessary,” then the party members answer what? Correct: "Do not be so kind as to worry."
No, of course, I admit that there were those who gladly donated money. Just not in that size. But basically it turns out that the temple was built with money that was not entirely legal and not entirely honest.
But the organizers don't give a damn about it. They really wanted a beautiful toy. The toy turned out beautiful, I won’t argue with that. I repeat, I liked it. But completely stupid and useless. Just like "I want it!" in a small child. Wanted - took the money and built.
How it's called? That's right, chaos.
And it is very symbolic that some huge churches are being built, while others are launching new spaceships at this time. To each his own, as they say.
Well, what after the rehearsal was, I hope, no need to explain? How many billions of savings did people spend surviving in organized “self-isolation” at their own expense?
It turns out ... And it turns out well!
And the temple turned out as you wanted, and consider the money you didn’t spend the budget. Well, the fact that he will be worthless sarcophagus - well, so what? The country is large, tea from six billion is not impoverished.
Tank T-90MS. The base cost is 130 million rubles.
Fighter Su-35. About a billion.
BTR-82A - 28 million rubles.
We take the calculator and understand that in the empty Alabino there is a huge building, which the Ministry of Defense spent 50 tanks T-90MS, or 6 Su-35 aircraft, or 215 BTR-82A.
New, from the factory.
Symbolism? Parenting? Enough is enough ...
Today we have a church in every part. Well, in almost every one. Over the past five years, at least I have not seen a single military unit where there was not even a seedy, but a temple.
Who will go to Alabino, where doesn’t really go anything to be proud of this building?
No, of course, someone will go. Perhaps even on purpose. Someone will be brought as these unfortunate cadets, who at the opening stood opposite Shoigu and did not take their eyes off him. The minister began to be baptized - and the cadets also threw up their arms. So it all looked so-so.
Meanwhile, I can’t say that everyone likes the sudden churching of the army. On the one hand, there’s nowhere to go from this, since our God appeared in the Constitution. True, not in the main section, but in the "Federal Arrangement", but nevertheless, it turned out. And now it remains only to follow someone’s developed course.
But our country is multiconfessional. And the fact that the army amicably strikes at Orthodoxy does not suit everyone. In our country, however, not only Orthodox are there, as it were. However, with the cultivation of religious needs in our army is not so equal. Quite the contrary: if you want to be closer to God - be baptized.
On the whole, it’s all the same, but let's see where this leads.
So far, we have led to the appearance of a beautiful monument to the Putin era. Built on popular, albeit not very beautifully earned money. But a monument.
Well, well, can't our authorities afford such a trifle as taking six billion and building a monument?
6 billion for 20 years of service for the good of Russia - it's just 300 million a year! 25 million per month! Yes, we have the head of Gazprom Miller gets more!
And, in principle, such experiments were not experienced, the right thing. But the temple turned out beautiful. A bunch of people earned on it. True, she lost a lot more, but we understand that faith is our everything. Under the new Constitution. And therefore it was necessary to pay.
And it turned out beautifully, didn't it?
Well, there will be an empty and unnecessary temple in the forests near Kubinka. Well, Putin and Shoigu will come to him a couple of times a year. But they will receive a new charge of spiritual energy, which will go to new achievements for the benefit of the Russian people!
And I would return the mosaics. Or far removed. In general, the people had to be asked referencefully, together with the Constitution, whether or not to leave it. I would vote to leave.
And here is a fresh report on the topic of my material.
I have nothing more to add. Everything is shown exactly as it is.