2017-06-13 12:06:00

New army church consecrated in Kyrgyz airbase

Moscow, June 13, Interfax - St. Alexander of Neva Orthodox army church is consecrated in the Kant airbase located in Kyrgyzia.

Bishop Daniel of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan chaired the consecration, press service of the Central Army District told Interfax-Religion on Tuesday.

Seven domes and 11 bells were set up in the church. The emblem of the airbase is depicted on the biggest of them, which weights 820 kg. St. Alexander's famous sayings are engraved on the bells: "We need to fortify our defense in the West and make friends with the East," "God is not in force, but in truth," and others.

Russian airbase Kant is a part of the Collective rapid deployment forces and takes part in securing air space of the states participants in the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The base is equipped with stormtroopers Su-25 and helicopters Mi-8.