Petersburg deputies ask the Prosecutor’s office and the TFR to verify officials, passing Isaac Church (amended version)

Saint-Petersburg. March 17. INTERFAX – members of the faction “Party of growth” in legislative Assembly of Petersburg has addressed in SKR “Northern capital” with a request to check the actions of officials, prepares the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral the Church in the absence of a decision of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation.

As reported in “Facebook” the Deputy of legislative Assembly Oksana Dmitrieva, parliamentarians appealed to the Investigation Committee with information “about the Commission of crime officers who, without lawful decision on the transfer of Isaac and Publicly (national library of Russia – Interfax) perform various actions on the development of an action plan for the removal of Museum objects and library collections with excess of powers of office”.

The authors note that the St. Petersburg authorities are preparing the transfer of the Isaac Church, but also contribute to the unification of the Russian state and Russian national libraries, while the Ministry of culture has not yet taken a decision to transfer the Cathedral and has no plans to merge libraries.

Deputies are asking the TFR to identify the officials “involved in the above-mentioned acts”, and to check their validity on the subject of excess of powers of office.

In turn, the Deputy Boris Vishnevsky said on Facebook that the deputies of the “Yabloko” and “Spravedlivaya Russia” asked the city prosecutors to check the order of Committee of property relations (the plan of transfer of Isaac) on the subject of “numerous violations of the law” and to demand its abolition.

“If citizens are not allowed to cancel this order in court, claiming our rights is supposedly not affected (although this is not true), then the Prosecutor does have the right to go to court. As one of the arguments as to the illegality of the orders, we indicate the fact which is now proven in court: that there was no statement from the Russian Orthodox Church”, – says Boris Vishnevsky.