Russia ditches Putin mosaic in army church

Moscow (AFP) – A mosaic featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin will no longer be displayed in a grand military church being built outside Moscow after the leader objected, a cleric said on Friday.Russian Orthodox Bishop Stefan of Klin told news agency Interfax the committee in charge of the church’s interior decoration “decided not to display it” because it was “the wish of the head of the country”.The mosaic is still in a workshop and is likely to be dismantled, said the bishop, who will be the archpriest of the military church.The Cathedral of the Armed Forces was due to open this month …

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