The Director of the Museum «St. Isaac’s Cathedral» has announced that they will continue to work with the ROC

© Photo : Museums Rossiello V. Mudrov. Archive photoThe Director of the Museum «St. Isaac’s Cathedral» has announced that they will continue to work with the ROC© Photo : Museums of Russia

State Museum-monument «St. Isaac’s Cathedral» will continue to work with the Russian Orthodox Church within the framework of a previously signed agreement, said the Director of the Museum Yuri Mudrov.

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.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin during the direct line has called to depoliticize the issue of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and with respect for the religious feelings of people. According to the President, the contradictions on the issue of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church can be resolved by ensuring both the Museum and the religious activities of the Cathedral.

In an interview on the TV channel «Russia 24» Mudrov agreed with the reporter that there was no need to discuss the issue of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church. «The President has said is wonderful,» said wise.

«The Museum has long existed agreement on joint activities (with the Church). Two services a day, as it should be – Vespers and divine Liturgy. They are or will be carried out,» said wise.

According to him, Museum activities does not interfere with the Church and Vice versa. «Today, I think one does not really interfere. When we work and the concert choir of St. Petersburg, which was formerly the choir of Smolny Cathedral… we have a wonderful children’s center,» the Director added.

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