Saint-Petersburg. 7 Dec. INTERFAX – IN the situation with the transfer of the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church no changes have recently occurred, said the President of the Union of museums of Russia Mikhail Piotrovsky.
“Nothing is going on. We asked you not to hurry: I wrote a letter to the Patriarch. And no hurry. While no movement there, and thank God,” he told reporters on Thursday.
In September, in an interview with “the New newspaper” St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko has declared that on-former considers necessary transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral Church.
“I’m not going to abandon his opinion. I believe that the main Cathedral of Russia should be transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church… I Have no doubt. When it is, I’m not ready to say,” said Georgy Poltavchenko.
“There should be a formal appeal of the Russian Orthodox Church. It is not” – said the Governor, noting that for himself considered for the treatment of oral discussion with the Patriarch at the end of 2016.
“I had a conversation with the Patriarch. It is this question marked. We talked, though not in detail, issues related to the financial side: is now the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church to take over the upkeep of the Cathedral and the Museum to maintain aspect”, – said Georgy Poltavchenko.
On the question whether the Governor replied: “They are all ready”.