Director Isaac June 27, will meet with members of the opposition

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in potenciadance Cathedral in St. PetersburgDirector Isaac June 27, will meet with members of the opposition© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The new Director of the state Museum-monument «St. Isaac’s Cathedral» Yuri Mudrov June 27, will meet with deputies of the three factions of the legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, opposing the possible transfer of the Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church, said the lawmaker Maxim Reznik.

«Just heard back from the Director, Isaac. Meeting of the three factions of the legislative Assembly («Party of growth», «Apple» and «Fair Russia» — ed.) with Yuri Bodrovym 27 Jun 11.00″, — he wrote on his page in Facebook.

According to him, the decision on whether this meeting is public, is still pending.

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.

Mudrov in an interview on TV channel «Russia 24» in June, reported that while the Museum will continue to work with the Russian Orthodox Church within the framework of previously signed agreements on conducting services twice a day.-0-

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