The bell from the minister
- Elena Skrynnik has visited Starocherkassk even in the spring of last year, during the first visit to the Rostov region, - the prior of the old Cherkassk man`s monastery abbot Makariy has told. - I have told to its about mansion stories, that it was necessary to worry to a monastery and its postulants about years of the Soviet power, reprisals, wars. She was impressed by that has seen and has heard. But then about any gift of speech did not go. What my surprise when on the eve of New year to a monastery there has arrived the representative of the minister was and has told that Elena Borisovna has decided to present to our monastery a bell.
the bell executed from bronze, was powerful almost in 2,5 tons is cast in the Voronezh region. In a workshop known all over the country Roadside.
- it was required to us almost two months, - have told in a workshop. - for work it has been paid about 1,5 million roubles. Alas, but a name of the payer we cannot name. According to the order on all questions we should be converted to a monastery management for which it became.
according to abbot Makariy, founders of a bell have modeled on it two main relics of the Don monastery - icons of Don Bozhiej of Mother and the Demetrios Rostov. Also the firm - the manufacturer has incurred all obligations on delivery of a bell from Voronezh to Rostov and its installation. At performance of works there was a number of problems - there were fears that the old building of a campanile of a temple simply will not sustain huge weight of a bell, but specially made examinations and calculations have shown the return.
solemn action has taken place past Sunday, on January, 10th. Before the gift has been established in a belfry, it was consecrated with an archbishop Rostov and Novocherkassk Panteleimon. To lift a bell to a temple dome, on height of more than ten metres, masters were helped by Cossacks aksajskogo a yurta.
Alas, but the madam the minister could not be present on solemn action. Instead of it in Starocherkassk there has arrived representative Nikolay Gospodarev.
In a press - to service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation have refused to give any comments on the given subject, having told only that this point in question had private character.