The authors of the referendum on Isaakii welcome Putin’s position on the fate of the Church

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotobounce on Isaakievsky Cathedral of the Peter and Paul fortress beach in St. Petersburg. Archival photoThe authors of the referendum on Isaakii welcome Putin’s position on the fate of the Church© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

One of the authors of the referendum on the status of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the MP from the party «Yabloko» Boris Vishnevsky expressed approval of the position of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said that the contradictions can be resolved with the Museum, and religious activities of the temple.

Putin during a «straight line» on Thursday, commented on the current St. Isaac’s Cathedral around the situation, stating that the contradictions can be resolved with the Museum, and religious activities, such as the Vatican.

«I understand the President’s words in the sense that you need to leave everything as it is now: Museum status is maintained, no changes of material nature occurs. Then saved and religious, and Museum activities will not violate international obligations. «Leave it there» I welcome,» said Wisniewski RIA Novosti.

The MP stressed that it was time «to stop to excite public controversy and discord on this issue». «We need to close this topic», — he said.

In turn, his colleague and collaborator, municipal Deputy Maksim Reznik also said that «Isaac’s question» it’s time to shoot.» «In order to depoliticize the «Isaac’s question», you need to take it off. To maintain the status quo. Then be it as the President wants,» — said the Deputy.

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.

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