The Ministry of culture has declared discussion of the Church’s claims of Tauric Chersonesos


In the culture called the controversial issue of the transfer of the Church 24 sites of historical and archaeological Museum-reserve “Chersonese”. About this “Interfax” reported, first Deputy culture Minister Vladimir Aristarkhov.

“We are required by law to give to the Church property, which had previously been a Church, but with one condition: if the Museum receives adequate replacement of these facilities. The question of whether the impact of this facility is debatable. Requires discussion with the Church and the Museum community, our Ministry,” he said.

Director of Tauric Chersonesos Svetlana Melnikova said the National news service (NSN) that the transfer of the buildings of the sanctuary of the Church can inflict serious damage. “You have to understand that those buildings, which are claimed Simferopol diocese, are located the exhibition area of the Museum, storage facility, restoration workshops,” — said Melnikov.

Earlier on January 23 it became known that the Simferopol and Crimean diocese is preparing a second request in the Federal property management Agency to transfer her 24 objects of the Museum-reserve “Chersonese”, which previously belonged to the Vladimir monastery. About it RIA Novosti said the rector of St. Vladimir Cathedral on the territory of the reserve Sergei Haluta. “The process of transfer of objects of the Church can take years and decades to come. To pass these objects, you need to build a full-fledged Museum complex. This must be done by the state,” he said..

National reserve “Chersonese” archaeological monument, Museum and research center. It consists of an ancient settlement, areas of agricultural districts, the so-called choirs and medieval fortress Cembalo and Kalamita. In 2013, he was listed as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO.

The complex is St. Vladimir’s Cathedral. The Church was built in XIX century on the site of the baptism of the Holy Prince Vladimir.