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The authorities decided not to give Isaac ROC

Власти решили не отдавать Исаакий РПЦ

St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg until transferred to the ROC.

According to RBC, the authorities have decided not to do it including because of dissatisfaction with the residents of St. Petersburg, where in September will be held gubernatorial elections.

“All parties have come to understand that the transfer of Isaac is not the primary issue,” said RBC source in the government, adding that the issue removed from the agenda.

Order the order of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral the Church has lost its force in late 2018. It was announced the former Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko in early 2017. This decision provoked the scandal — local activists and public figures have strongly criticized, the citizens came out to protest.

In the Petersburg municipal electoral Committee has received a petition to hold a referendum on the fate of Isaac.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral was sanctified in 1858 and was considered the main symbol of Orthodox Russia. In Soviet times, the Church created the State antireligious Museum. The divine services recommenced in 1990.

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