Skip to comments.135-Meter Statue of Angel to be Erected on Cyprus on Russia's Initiative
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.
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.”
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.
Who cares? I'm on the side of the Rooskies in this one.
I don’t care who cares or how. I was just stating an objective fact. OK?
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.
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.
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?
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).
“will be constructed from nanomaterials”
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.
Thanks JPB. Big!
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