The Kremlin has denied any involvement in the transmission of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church
MOSCOW, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. Information about the agreement between Patriarch Kirill and President Vladimir Putin on the transfer of the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church does not correspond to reality, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
According to him, this question is not within the prerogative of the President.
“We have repeatedly stressed that it is the task of the city authorities. So, let’s say, to negotiate some options related to the transfer of certain objects of the Russian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, the President could not” — said Peskov.
Earlier, the authorities of St. Petersburg decided to transfer the Cathedral for 49 years, the Russian Orthodox Church in the free use with preserving the Museum and educational functions. Remains and legal status of the object — its owner is the city. The public is concerned about the fate of Isaac, despite the statement of representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Museum functions will be expanded, and the entrance to the Cathedral will be free.
Later, the municipal electoral Committee of St. Petersburg approved the registration of the initiative group for holding a referendum on the fate of St. Isaac’s Cathedral.