The vast majority of participants in online-survey “of the Tape.ru” believes that the transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church will not become a symbol of reconciliation in Russian society.
This opinion is shared by 87 percent of the respondents, seven per cent have the opposite point of view. The option “no answer” was chosen by six percent of Internet users.
A total of five days of the study (from 20 to 25 February), there were more than 35 thousand votes.
Earlier in February, Patriarch Kirill called the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church in the centenary year of the revolutionary events of 1917 a symbol of reconciliation of the people. “Once the destruction of the temples, the massacres of believers have become a terrible national division, now the world around returned to the churches must become the personification of harmony and mutual forgiveness — and-white with red, believers with unbelievers, the rich and the poor”, — said the head of the Church.
January 10, the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko said that the decision on transfer of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Isaac’s Cathedral adopted (in 2015, the city authorities refused to do). In Committee of property relations of St. Petersburg then explained that the Treaty of Museum valuables of the temple should be prepared in 24 months. “The agreement will be approved by the Ministry of culture, and then will need another month to prepare orders for the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral for free use for 49 years,” added the Committee.
The city periodically rallies of supporters and opponents of this decision.
The Cathedral of St. Isaac of Dalmatia is the largest Orthodox Cathedral in St Petersburg. Has the status of a Museum and services are held daily.