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  • mugai over 1 year ago
    В сентябре 2000 г. на площади перед Уралвагонзаводом заложена церковь во имя святого благоверного князя Дмитрия Донского, небесного покровителя воинов. С этой площади в годы войны уходили знаменитые танки Т-34. Ушла на фронт и танковая колонна им. Дмитрия Донского, сформированная на пожертвования Православной Церкви. Освящение храма состоялось 31 мая 2003 г. В церкви установлен 5-ярусный иконостас. Иконы написаны в строгом древнерусском стиле. В районе НТМК 25 сентября 2000 г. заложен храм во имя святого преподобного Сергия Радонежского. В Москве в Троице-Сергиевой лавре для храма написана и освящена икона Сергия Радонежского с частицей мощей святого. Освящён в октябре 2004 г. Новый небесно-голубой каменный храм, увенчанный золотыми куполами, стал архитектурной жемчужиной города. (Энциклопедия Свердловской области. Н. Рундквист, О. Задорина)
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