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"Our Country" for the day, built a chapel on Kunashir

June 7 2006
11:35

Participants in the social movement, "Our Country" for the day built on the island of Kunashir (Kuril Ridge), the chapel of Alexander Nevsky. Construction of the chapel was dedicated to the country's main holiday - the Day of Russia.

Construction of a wooden chapel in the frontier, in the easternmost corner of the country, was conceived as a symbolic designation of the place where Russia begins. The movement "Our Country" believe that the way they once again made it clear Japan's neighbors that the southern Kuril Islands - is part of the Russian land. And no compromise on this issue can not be.

40 volunteers - members of the movement "Our Country" from the 13 cities of the Far Eastern Federal District - have gone on Kunashiri 1 June. Due to strong waves and storms (5 to 8 points) The road to the island took 26 hours instead of the planned 17. The vessel has not been able to come close to shore, and the boys had to manually flip the building material from the board on self-propelled barge, which is only the second attempt failed to come to the island.

The chapel of Alexander Nevsky was built on the territory of frontier. The movement worked day and night, relieving each other at night. Border guards were given "builders" military jackets: on Kunashir blows penetrating the wind, the temperature hardly shifted to the positive mark. Especially hard dalas installation of the dome of the church, but with all the difficulties activists "Our Country" to the right! Participants in this action - ordinary students, among them there are not professional builders.

Lord of Sakhalin and the Kuril Daniel proposed to link small chapel with the name of a famous military leader in Russia, Alexander Nevsky. Upon completion father Alex, who came from South-Kurilsk, consecrated the church and blessed all those present. The chapel will now be able to visit the parishioners from the nearby border with the part of the village of Hot beach. Near the chapel activists have set a red-green border post with the inscription: "Russia - Our Country."

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