Putin suggested using Isaac at the example of the cathedrals in Vatican city

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the annual Direct line. 15 June 2017Putin suggested using Isaac at the example of the cathedrals in Vatican city© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the conflict on the question of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) can be resolved with the Museum, and religious activities of the Cathedral, for example, as in the Vatican.

«There are some contradictions, but we can easily, in my opinion, will emerge from these contradictions, providing and Museum activities, and religious practices. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but such decisions, they are there in the world. For example, the same Vatican,» — said Putin during a straight line.

The situation around St. Isaac’s Cathedral caused a public outcry when the authorities of St. Petersburg decided to transfer the Cathedral for 49 years, the Russian Orthodox Church in the free use with preserving the Museum and educational functions. Remains and legal status of the object — its owner is the city. The public is concerned about the fate of Isaac, despite the statement of representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Museum functions will be expanded, and the entrance to the Cathedral will be free.