Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the village of Soldatka Krasnogvardeisky area was dedicated in July 1812. After the service, it was read a manifesto on the beginning of the war with Napoleon. Now this temple with a unique destiny restored in preparation for the anniversary. The Board of Trustees for the reconstruction of the temple headed by the deputy of the regional Duma Anatoly Popkov. Circling the area as part of "A Day with the deputy," he drove to a soldier in the temple, where he himself was baptized. In the Kazan church has replaced windows, the walls are plastered on the outside. Experts from Volgodonsk engaged in manufacturing makovok domes and crosses. In the near future — the replacement of the heating system, updated flooring and final stage — the restoration of the mural.
Temple sat Soldatka surprising by the fact that never closed. "It’s about people’s belief that, no matter what the situation in the country to war, constantly coming here," — said the rector Archpriest Eugene Vivcharik. It serves as a soldier for 27 years, and happy that I was here. In the past, the bronze medalist of the USSR Master of Sports in Greco-Roman wrestling, the whole of this life he dedicated the temple with the same interesting fate as his own. April 24, 2011 from the hands of the Archbishop of Belgorod and Stary Oskol John’s father Eugene received a miter — Patriarchal award.
According to Anatoly Popkov, prepared four different appearance of the church, of which Lord John chose a bright blue design, the legacy of the temples in honor of the Kazan icon. Updated temple in the year of its 200th anniversary will be lit on November 4 — a feast day.