The layout of the St. Isaac’s Cathedral
The organizers of the rally in defense of St. Isaac’s Cathedral are going to sue the Committee of property relations of Saint-Petersburg that is going to transfer the building to the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). On Friday, January 20, reported dp.ru the Deputy of legislative Assembly of the city Boris Vishnevsky.
According to him, the activists intend to challenge in court the decision from December 30, which States that “based on the application of ROC Smolny plans to transfer the Church of St. Isaac’s Cathedral”.
According to the Deputy, such treatment from the Church to the city authorities was received. “There is no statement there, but Smolny is already preparing to meet it. This is a legal absurdity,” said Wisniewski.
According to the publication Today of the Neva, Smolny rejected the application for a rally in support of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, which organizers had planned to hold on the Champ de Mars on January 28.
Thus on 13 January in St. Petersburg held a rally against the transfer of Tsar Peter of the Russian Orthodox Church. According to the national news service (NSN), the event was held in the format of a meeting of deputies with voters, which does not require prior approval. The action was attended by about 100 people.
Director of the State Museum “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” Nikolai Burov January 11 in an interview with TV channel “360” expressed doubt that after the transfer of the Russian Orthodox Church complex will continue to operate in its current capacity. “If there is such action, the Museum ceased to exist on the 90th year of his life. We assume that it was a natural death, more like punishment,” said the Boers.
On 10 January the authorities of St.-Petersburg has made the decision to transfer to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church. Thus, according to the Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, the Museum function is fully preserved.