Smolny can pass the Russian Church building adjacent to the residence of the Metropolitan Varsonofy

Saint-Petersburg. 10 Feb. INTERFAX – Two buildings adjacent to the residence of the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Barsonophios on Stone island “the Northern capital”, can in the future transfer the ownership of the diocese, the documents on the website of the Committee of property relations (KIO).

According to the Committee, in November of 2016, the St. Petersburg diocese appealed to the Smolny Institute with a request to transfer the ownership of the building at First Berezovaya alley, 16-18, lit. B and lit. V.

“Objects are not the state property of St. Petersburg, in connection with what can’t be transferred to the ownership of the diocese into force of the Federal law dated 30.11.2010 “On transfer to religious organizations property of religious significance owned by the state or municipal property”, – noted in the refusal of the authorities.

In Smolny emphasize that the city authorities consider a question of registration of property rights to the abandoned building. After performing the necessary actions the diocese is entitled to submit a repeated application in the prescribed manner.

At First birch alley, 16-18 is the residence of the Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg. According to materials on the website of the KIO in October 2016, the property of the Russian Orthodox Church was transferred to the building under the letter A – non-residential area 646,9 sq. m.