The monument dedication was attended by Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Metropolitan Arseny of Istra, Metropolitan Dimitry of Chita and Petrovsk-Zabaykalsky, and other bishops, as well as a number of public officials.
The monument, installed on the east side of the cathedral, depicts the ever-memorable Patriarch Alexey II of Moscow and All Russia, and the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Metropolitan Laurus standing on a broken globe, holding Christ the Savior Cathedral and the Act of Canonical Communion in their hands.
Pat. Kirill blessed the beginning of the work on the monument in March 2011, at a meeting with the chairman of the “Church” Foundation A. N. Kuznetsov. The project architect was Goran Dragichevich, and the sculptors Pavel Zhuravlev and Alexander Nozdrin.
One of the inscriptions on the pedestal reads:
The monument “Reunification” is dedicated to the signing of the “Act of Canonical Communion” at Christ the Savior Cathedral on May 17, 2007—the reunification of the Russian and Foreign parts of the Orthodox Church—by Patriarch Alexey II of Moscow and All Russia and the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Metropolitan Laurus of Eastern America and New York, with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Moscow 2017.