One of Russia's biggest Orthodox churches consecrated in Krasnodar territory

The biggest Orthodox church built in Russia for the last 10 years has been consecrated Saturday in the town of Lesosibirsk in the Krasnoyarsk Territory (East Siberia).

Archbishop of Yeniseisk and Krasnoyarsk Antonius, regional and town authority representatives, as well as several thousand parishioners took part in the solemn ceremony.

The church is crowned with 13 gilded domes and has three altars. A 4.5-ton alarm bell "Blagovest", the biggest in the Urals, is mounted on the church belfry.

The new church can house over 1,000 people at the same time. The construction of the church designed by Krasnoyarsk architect Alexander Bannikov took 7 years.