Supporters and opponents of the transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church took to the streets of St. Petersburg

On the field of Mars in St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 28, rallies of supporters and opponents of the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church. About it from a place of events the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

In support of this decision are Orthodox activists and members of the National liberation movement. They are involved in concerted actions by the authorities, reports “Interfax”. In addition, in the center of St. Petersburg, according to Facebook one of the locals, there were banners in support of the transfer of the Cathedral to use the Church.

In the Chapter of the Ministry of internal Affairs in Petersburg and Leningrad region told TASS that against the transfer of Isaac protested about two thousand citizens. This action was not coordinated with the authorities, so the event was held in the format of a meeting with deputies of city legislative Assembly. Some participants were holding white balloons with the inscription “Not the ROC”, notes “Interfax”.

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Clashes between protesters noted.

January 10 the St. Petersburg authorities have agreed to transfer the St. Isaac Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church. The Governor Georgy Poltavchenko promised that the Museum’s function is fully preserved. For the first time, the St. Petersburg diocese has requested the transfer of Isaac in 2015, but was refused.