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Russians to build first Antarctic Orthodox Church

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    Russians to build first Antarctic Orthodox church MOSCOW, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Russians in a remote part of Siberia are selecting logs for a chapel which they
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      Russians to build first Antarctic Orthodox church

      MOSCOW, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Russians in a remote part of Siberia are selecting logs for a chapel which they will build, disassemble and then ship to Antarctica, the first Orthodox church on the barren continent.

      A Russian Orthodox spokeswoman said on Wednesday the project was the first of its kind.

      Interfax news agency said a priest named Father Georgy, a 20-year veteran polar explorer, would preside over the chapel, to be built from a specially selected variety of cedar in the mountainous Altai region of Siberia.

      The site of the future chapel has already been consecrated, Interfax said.

      09:18 02-13-02



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