‘We construct for ever’
The SGC’s subsidiary is constructing a cathedral in Salekhard. Constructors started a significant work stage – setting crosses to domes on March 2. Main Christian symbols were sanctified and set to one large and four small domes of Cathedral of the Transfiguration. A bishop of Salekhard and Novy Urengoy Nikolay, church members, as well as Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Dmitry Kobylkin and Heads of Yamal municipal structures took part in the ceremony.
Bishop Nikolay has emphasized that it was a historically significant event for Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area’s principal city. ‘Today is a happy day for all Salekhard citizens. In Russia we build cathedrals during the hardest times. It must be our understanding of meaning of life, that soul is the most important.’
Stroygazconsulting’s Yamaltransstroy is responsible for constructing the Cathedral of the Transfiguration. In February domes were set and covered with leaf-gold, this work was carried out with pinpoint accuracy. ‘Properly made domes with hermetically connected thick planks with no patina are forever,’ said Chief Engineer Sergey Ermolaev.
Iconostasis creating works were finished as well, and it will be delivered to Salekhard in nearest future. The Cathedral of the Transfiguration under construction will become a leitmotiv of a temple complex, which will include a spiritual-educating center and an orthodox gymnasium for 250 pupils.