I'm an atheist. However, from point of view of customs, habits, perception of the World I belong to and follow Russian cultural traditions greatly shaped by Orthodox Christianity. So my attitude to the Cathedral is positive. It is from my point of view a memorial build on the lands where the battle for Moscow happened. My Grandfather was badly wounded during the counter offensive and quite possible it happened not far from the Cathedral.I watched the short video. It's very impressive, a modern cathedral in a classic style. The outer perimeter by the way is clearly intended to evoke the image of earthwork fortifications. Many classical Russian monasteries were surrounded by defensive walls of some sort.
It's hard to judge by just a short video which undoubtedly just shows the best bits, but overall it looks well done even if my own cultural tastes may differ. The artworks appear to have been done by a variety of artists with some being better than others.
It would be interesting to know how this has been received by the general public, whether they see it as a modern cultural and religious masterpiece, or whether they are outraged by the vast expense that seems to have been lavished on it. Perhaps @KGB_resident could enlighten us from his perspective.
Attitude of ordinary Russians to the Cathedral ranges from neutral to positive. There were no any protests even from liberal opposition to Putin's regime.
It is not the first army/navy Cathedral in Russia.
I have been there. The Cathedral is indeed very impressive.The Starocherkassk and Novocherkassk cathedrals are considered the main spiritual centres of the Don Cossackdom. Matvey Platov, Vasily Orlov-Denisov, Yakov Baklanov and other atamans of the Don Cossack Host are buried in the church. A bronze statue of Yermak, the conqueror of Siberia, in front of the porch was designed by Mikhail Mikeshin
There are two navy Cathedrals in Sankt-Peterburg - in the city itsellf
and on nearby island of Kronshtadt
Also I would like to mention impressive Kazan Cathedral in Sankt-Peterburg