Vanderleun contrasts Putin’s Russia of today which profoundly honors its past with the America of today which destroys its monuments and grovels in apology for its past.
The Church of the Resurrection of Christ , or the Main Temple of the Armed Forces of Russia The height of the temple along with the cross according to the project is 95 meters. The third highest Orthodox cathedral in the world after the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow (103 meters) and St. Isaacâ€™s Cathedral in St. Petersburg (102 meters)  .
All the dimensions of the temple are symbolic and refer to the most important figures related to the history of the Great Patriotic War, the history of Russia and the Armed Forces of Russia.
The diameter of the drum of the main dome is 19.45 meters. 1945 â€“ the end of the Great Patriotic War.
The height of the belfry is 75 meters. In 2020, marks 75 years since the end of World War II.
The height of the small dome is 14.18 meters. 1418 days and nights hostilities lasted in World War II.
The area of â€‹â€‹the temple complex is 11 thousand mÂ². The capacity of the interior of the temple is up to 6 thousand people.
The cathedral itself is riveted together like a weapon of war. Clad in bronze and iron, its towers soar skywards like an array of ballistic missiles. Inside, a huge mosaic of Christâ€™s stern and all-seeing visage looms down into a gloomy interior with the verdigris hue of a time-worn cannon. Glittering mosaics portray the Holy Virgin and the martial saints keeping watch over Moscowâ€™s World War II defenders, and Russian soldiers in modern uniforms proudly bearing their Kalashnikovs like modern martyrs.
With steel steps leading to the cathedral cast from melted-down Nazi tanks, its gilded domes surrounded by a vast museum to Russiaâ€™s military history containing relics like Hitlerâ€™s personal uniform, it is a temple to martial glory that goes far beyond Christianity, the architectural equivalent of a steppe khan drinking wine from the skull of a conquered foe.