MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The main icon of the aerospace defence forces and airborne forces with the face of the Holy prophet Elijah for the first time in Astrakhan.
The solemn ceremony of the Shrine was held at the airport of the Volga.
The event was attended command and staff of the Center of combat training and combat employment of aerospace forces, as well as members of the clergy.
“The prophet Elijah is our guiding light. It is wonderful that our military personnel have a unique opportunity not only to pray to his patron Saint, but to touch the Shrine,” — said during the event, head of the Center Colonel Alexey Rothko.
Soon the icon will also be taken to the military camp at the Ashuluk firing range, and then temporarily exhibited in the assumption Cathedral in the Astrakhan Kremlin.
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