Russian pilots have become more religious – air force

Moscow, Russia – According to the polls, Russian military pilots strive to visit churches and observe Orthodox traditions, Air Force commander-in-chief’s assistant colonel Alexander Drobyshevsky told Interfax on Monday.

‘Every year more servicemen join spiritual and moral revival of our society. They need to visit churches and parishes near their domiciles. Interest for Orthodox culture, religious feasts and traditions is growing,’ Drobyshevsky said.

According to him, such a conclusion is made in analytical survey on the results of spiritual care for servicemen, their families and civil staff. This work was done by priests from the Ural command of the Air Force and Air Defense Yekaterinburg garrison.

‘This good deed helps revive and develop the best traditions of Russian army and bring up defenders of the Fatherland,’ Drobyshevsky stressed.