Uppercase - "Construction» (I - IV stigma)


The salvation of Russia in the war, 1812





 The plot stamp It puts historical event - the salvation of Russia from destruction in the 1812 war.

Solving the problem of where to direct blow, Napoleon said: "If I take Kiev, I'll take the legs Russia, if I'm having mastered Petersburg,

I'll take her head, taking

Moscow, I will smite her heart "[1]. Kutuzov showed vision of a talented military leader, opening the way to Moscow, after the battle of Borodino, he saved Russia. Action scenes apocryphal [2].



[1] Kharkevich V. The War of 1812: from the Niemen to Smolensk. Vilnius, 1904, p. 64.

[2] Apocrypha - Gr. - Ἀπόκρῠφος - secret, hidden.





The stigma is divided into two plans - the top - of heaven, and bottom - of the earth. In the upper level - in a blue mandorla, the seat of the Christ, the savior of Russia represented Christ. On the crest of the rocks - Angels of the Lord. Doing the will of Christ, they undersold krestchatymi batons creeping on the Tree of the Russian state, the city of Moscow, brown snake, which is shown in the image -Napoleon. On the staff of angels monogram "BBBB - the scourge of God has demons." 3 The prototype of the Tree of the Russian State is the Old Testament bush bush that burns and is not consumed, it does not burn Orthodox capital Moscow in full-blown bush Orthodoxy.


Left in a black cave - gone into the woods and swamps militia face spiritual glory. First, with a staff pastor - a miracle worker Seraphim of Sarov. Downstairs in a posture of adoration, bowed to the ground, - the young man fifteen years - the future Metropolitan of Moscow Innocent Orthodox catechist in the Far East and America. For Seraphim - laywoman with the icon of Our Lady of Smolensk - a guide to the Russian army

in the war with Napoleon - collective image of Russian women to defend the fatherland. Further images of the laity and ministers of the spiritual, observing the appearance of Christ, came down to earth in the invisible manifestation of the Divine Essence - express the attitude of Russian Christianity to the heavenly intercession

and embody the spiritual sight Russia

XIX century.


Right on a white horse - the Emperor Alexander I «Blessed." Behind him -feldmarshal Kutuzov cherry on horseback - the color symbol of spilled blood of the Russian army on the battlefield. Horse hoof Alexander I comes on the tail of the serpent crawls - a sign of the expulsion of Napoleon from Russia, which Russian troops literally haunted heels. In the image of Kutuzov - meant the unity of the Russian army, which was at his commander, as the god of the earth. Multistage hills on background stamps symbolize Russian space covered by the war.



3 Monograms by: Pluzhnikov VI Terms of Russian architectural heritage. Dictionary glossary. M .: Art,

1995, p. 152.