The Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky called the main condition for the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint-Petersburg of the Russian Orthodox Church. According to him, the Church should become more accessible to citizens. He stated this on Saturday, January 21, reports “Interfax”.
“The key, in my opinion, a condition, what I with the representatives of the Church said, is that after a full transmission of the access of citizens to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and including the observation deck and other spaces of the Cathedral, should not only not decrease, he must increase and rising”, — said the Minister.
He also noted that after the transfer of the Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church, the entrance will be free. “Of course, in this case, the entrance to the Cathedral is free, as in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church. It is only in Europe some of the cathedrals for the money allowed”, — said Medina.
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. Owner’s Cathedral remains the city.