Simferopol and Crimea diocese has said it is ready to seek compromise on the future of the Museum-reserve “Chersonese”, reports “Interfax”.
“The diocese is ready to seek a compromise solution, say, of certain objects that will determine the current asset holder, for example, to conclude an agreement on joint use or to consider other proposals,” — said in a statement the diocese.
Earlier, the Ministry of culture, which manages the reserve, called the question of change of the owner of “Chersonese” discussion. The Director of the Museum Svetlana Melnikova said that the institution in case of transfer of the Church can be severely damaged. The Union of museums of Russia said that the result of a transfer can be an exception “Chersonese” by the UNESCO.
On 23 January it became known that the Simferopol and Crimean diocese is preparing a request to the Federal property management Agency about the transfer of 24 sites located on the reserve. In the Church, explained that the Museum grounds are buildings that had previously belonged to Chersonesus Prince Vladimir monastery.
“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.