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In Smolensk, cadets of the Military Academy of Military Air Defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation named after Marshal of the Soviet Union A.M. Vasilevsky took part in the bringing of the ark with the relics of the Holy Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky, which took place in the park in memory of heroes at the Eternal Flame. This event was also attended by representatives of the administration and the clergy of the city of Smolensk, representatives of power structures.

Then the ark with the relics was taken to the temple of the Martyr Mercury of Smolensk, located on the territory of a military university. There, the assistant to the head of the academy for work with believers served a prayer service, which was attended by military personnel and civilian personnel. At the end of the service, the faithful venerated the relics of the patron saint of the Ground Forces.

In the future, the shrine will be located in the Holy Dormition Cathedral until July 1, where every believer can venerate the relics of St. Alexander Nevsky.

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Holy noble Prince Alexander Nevsky – the heavenly patron of the infantry, glorified in the face of Russian Orthodox saints in the 16th century. By the decision of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill in 2016, Alexander Nevsky was designated as the heavenly patron of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation.

Prince Alexander Nevsky did not lose a single battle, although the main ones were on the Neva River and on Lake Peipsi in his younger years. It was the Battle of the Neva and the Battle of the Ice that left bright pages in the annals of Russian military glory. The famous sayings of Prince Alexander have gone down in history and have become proverbs: “Who with a sword will come to us from the sword and die!” and “God is not in power, but in truth!”, emphasizing the defensive nature of the military actions of the Russian army.

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