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135-Meter Statue of Angel to be Erected on Cyprus on Russia's Initiative
Interfax ^ | 9/12/11

Posted on 09/12/2011 6:38:27 AM PDT by marshmallow

*** The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in USA and the Buddha Statue in China

Moscow, September 12, Interfax - 135-meter monument representing an angel with a dove will appear in southern shore of Cyprus near "fruit" capital of the island - town of Limassol.

The idea of the project Good Angels of Peace symbolizing peace and charity has appeared in Russia five years ago. The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in the USA and Statue of Buddha in China and will be constructed from nanomaterials, the Moskovsky Komsomolets daily reports on Monday.

"The statue will be covered with a special layer of film hundred times lighter than glass. It may have any color, but in our case it will be golden. It is ecologically clean technology," the author of its art concept, Russia's honored artist Pyotr Stronsky said.

Foundation of the complex will house a vast infrastructure for tourists - a concert hall, cafe, restaurants and the monument will have three observation desks where you can get using express lifts. Circular stares will lead to the highest point of the monument.

Though the idea of monument to the angel belongs to Russia, an American company will finance its construction in Cyprus. Its president Denis Spiegel is sure that the project will be repaid in 2012 and he forecasts that number of tourists visiting the complex will be 823 thousand people in 2014, while in 2018 their number will total to 882 thousand a year.


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1 posted on 09/12/2011 6:38:31 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Turkey has been pushing for control over Cyprus. Russia builds a 135-meter statue on the island on the same day (9/11/11) they knocked down the Grand Mosque in Moscow. I think Vlad is sending a message to the Turks. “You can pull that crap on Obama, but don’t try it here.”


2 posted on 09/12/2011 6:50:53 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: marshmallow

This is an old fight. The Russians (when they WERE religious) were Orthodox, like the Cypriots.

No love lost between Muslim Turks and Orthodox anybodies.


3 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY
"This is an old fight. "

Who cares? I'm on the side of the Rooskies in this one.

4 posted on 09/12/2011 7:12:01 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: eCSMaster

I don’t care who cares or how. I was just stating an objective fact. OK?


5 posted on 09/12/2011 7:12:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY
This is an old fight. The Russians (when they WERE religious) were Orthodox, like the Cypriots.

They are religious. Present tense. There was an unfortunate 75 year interval when the atheists took over but Russia is an Orthodox country. More so every day.

6 posted on 09/12/2011 7:19:04 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow

I think so called Orthodoxy is as backward and corrupted as Islam is.
Look an any Orthodox country. Russia as a modern center of Orthodoxy, Greece, Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia - all has the most corrupted governments and lowest GDP per capita among the white nations.
Russia, Greece, Serbia are just a bit above the 3rd World level. All other of the above are technically 3rd World.


7 posted on 09/12/2011 10:34:47 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Orthodoxy was persecuted by the communists (in Russia) and the Ottoman Turks (in Serbia and Greece).

so why blame the church if those who left the churches to be secular are corrupt?


8 posted on 09/13/2011 4:07:43 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

They were corrupt long before Turks and commies and they still this way after both gone.
Do you know Bysantine term? It is attributed to Orthodox society (as Bysantine was).


9 posted on 09/13/2011 6:11:00 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

“will be constructed from nanomaterials”

Thanks marshmallow.


10 posted on 09/18/2011 6:56:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JoeProBono
Plans to build world's tallest statue at Pentakomo -- Cyprus Property News

Plans to build worlds tallest statue at Pentakomo -- Cyprus Property News

11 posted on 09/18/2011 7:11:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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http://www.philanthrop.ru/countries/cyprus/program

http://www.philanthrop.ru/img/angel135.jpg

http://www.philanthrop.ru/img/epoxa/angel_09b.jpg

http://www.news.cyprus-property-buyers.com/2011/06/18/club-hits-back-at-worlds-tallest-statue-project-critics/id=008028


12 posted on 09/18/2011 7:13:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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The Valle de los Caídos (in English: Valley of the Fallen) is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, erected at Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid, The most prominent feature of the monument is the towering 150-meter-high (500 ft) cross erected over a granite outcrop 150 meters over the basilica esplanade and visible from over 20 miles (32 km) away.


13 posted on 09/18/2011 7:36:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks JPB. Big!


14 posted on 09/19/2011 4:21:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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