Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the annual Direct line. 15 June 2017Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, although it was built as a temple and not a Museum, not owned by the Church, and belonged to the state, said during a straight line President Vladimir Putin.

«The king-father was the head of the Church, and in this sense we can say that he (the Cathedral. — Approx. ed.) and partly of the Church belonged. But it was built as a temple, it was built as a Church, not a Museum for religious worship, to the people there prayed» — said Putin.

According to the President, this problem needs to depoliticize. «Just don’t have anything here to cheat and do not need to speculate on the subject, people need to initiate and use this as a tool some small political intrigues» — he said.

All the contradictions, I’m sure the President can solve with the Museum, and religious activities of the Cathedral.

«I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but such decisions, they are there in the world. For example, the same Vatican», — concluded Putin.

The administration of St. Isaac’s Cathedral has said that supports this view. «We have always maintained this position and try it.» — said RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Museum.

The decision of the authorities of St. Petersburg to pass St. Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church for free use for 49 years has caused a great resonance. The public is concerned about the fate of Isaac, despite assurances that the Museum and educational functions will continue and even be expanded, and the legal status of the Cathedral will not change — the owner is the city.

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In honor of this patron Saint of Peter the great (the king was born on the day the memory of this monk) and the temple was built.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobanks icons of the main iconostasis of St. Isaac’s Cathedral made in the mosaic technique.Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobanks icons of the main iconostasis of St. Isaac’s Cathedral made in the mosaic technique.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in fotobounce forests, which were built during construction to install the columns of St. Isaac’s Cathedral.Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in fotobounce forests, which were built during construction to install the columns of St. Isaac’s Cathedral.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobunny the iconostasis of the Cathedral is decorated with malachite and lazurite columns.Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobunny the iconostasis of the Cathedral is decorated with malachite and lazurite columns.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobanks French architect Auguste Montferrand, the project which was built St. Isaac’s Cathedral.Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobanks French architect Auguste Montferrand, the project which was built St. Isaac’s Cathedral.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in fotobounce Cathedral more than 350 works represent a unique ensemble of monumental-decorative sculptures of the XIX century.Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in fotobounce Cathedral more than 350 works represent a unique ensemble of monumental-decorative sculptures of the XIX century.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobasement St. Isaac’s Cathedral is decorated with mosaic 62 with a total area of over 500 square meters. The photo — mosaic with the image of the Apostle Peter.Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in photobasement St. Isaac’s Cathedral is decorated with mosaic 62 with a total area of over 500 square meters. The photo — mosaic with the image of the Apostle Peter.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in fotobanka time of finishing work on the interiors of the Church began about 400 kilograms of gold and 16 tons of malachite, 500 pounds of lapis lazuli and a thousand tons of bronze.Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in fotobanka time of finishing work on the interiors of the Church began about 400 kilograms of gold and 16 tons of malachite, 500 pounds of lapis lazuli and a thousand tons of bronze.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in fotobabble hundred wall paintings 52 paintings on canvas for the Cathedral has created the largest representatives of the Russian academic school of the time, including Fyodor Bruni, Karl Briullov and Fedor, Timothy Neff.Putin said the idea of the transfer of Saint Isaac Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in fotobabble hundred wall paintings 52 paintings on canvas for the Cathedral has created the largest representatives of the Russian academic school of the time, including Fyodor Bruni, Karl Briullov and Fedor, Timothy Neff. /

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