Nay Pyi Taw August 24
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, currently in the Russian Federation, accompanied by Myanmar Ambassador to the Russian Federation U Ko Ko Shein, Maj-Gen Moe Myint Tun and Maj-Gen Soe Win of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and senior military officers, viewed the site in the compound of World Multicultural Museum Park where Shwezigon replica pagoda will be built, near Maloyaroslavets in Kaluga Oblast, 107 kilometres from Moscow, on 23 August evening.
First, the Senior General and party arrived at the World Multicultural Museum Park where they were welcomed by the Russian traditional cultural troupe. Then, the Senior General and party viewed the plot where Shwezigon replica pagoda will be built, and officials from the museum conducted them round the plot. The Senior General and party viewed round the booths of Russia, Europe and Southeast Asia where officials made presentations.
The World Multicultural Museum Park is the largest one for nationals and culture in the Russian Federation. The lifestyles of people from 252 countries from Europe and Southeast Asia and cultural booths were built on more than 10,000 square metres of land starting from 2006 together with displays on houses of Russians in same sizes, their utensils and expressions of lifestyles. The museum park is kept open without holidays.
Shwezigon replica pagoda will be built on the 72 feet by 72 feet land in the compound of the World Multicultural Museum Park, and the pagoda will be 27 feet high and its Gandakuti Chamber will have 37 feet by 37 feet. So, the total length of the pagoda will be 54 feet. Likewise, the Buddha image with Dhammacakka mudra in style of Bagan era to be built in Atharada religious park will be 18 feet high, and it will be a bronze statue. The Buddhist cultural museum and the meditation chambers for Yogis will be constructed in the precinct of the pagoda.