With the first stone laid in 2007, the church was financed by Ukrainian businessman Yuri Sidorenko, 50, chairman of the advisory board of the EDAPS
consortium which produces identification documents and information systems such as electronic passports.
This features several papers setting out techniques to make holograms more versatile, combining their intrinsic overt feature set with RFID (in a paper from EDAPS
and Toppan), taggants (InkSure), nanotech-nology (Computer Holography Center) and ciphers (M-Secure).
Yuri Sidorenko, a Russia businessman and chairman of the EDAPS
Consortium, who is the warden of the new complex, said the building was constructed for the 200,000 Orthodox church members living in the country -- mostly in Sharjah.