Orthodox parish in the Urals faces a fine for the illegal restoration

© Photo : courtesy the community of the Church of the Nativity in the village Lipovskaya of the Nativity in the village of Lipovka Rezhevskoy district, Sverdlovsk regionOrthodox parish in the Urals faces a fine for the illegal restoration© Photo : courtesy the community of the Church of the Nativity in the village of Lipovka

Parish of the Nativity of Christ located in the village of Lipovka Rezhevskoy district, Sverdlovsk region, face a large fine for the restoration of an Orthodox Church not in accordance with the legal regulations.

On the website of the Ekaterinburg diocese says that the Church of the Nativity was erected in Lipovskiy in the years 1833-1839, legally it is not closed, but the service was not performed from 1937 to 1998. In 2001 the rector of the Church became Sergius slepuhin. He told RIA Novosti that the temple gradually collapsed since the 1960s, and was rebuilt by the parishioners.

«Recovered on their own. People raised money. Inside the temple we ran,» said the rector, noting that previously, the parish took on a security obligation followed to prepare and coordinate the project, and then in 2015-2016 to restore the object. According to Archpriest Slepuhina, it is the absence of the project and its coordination was blamed for the coming of the Supervisory authority. However, he noted, to pay for the development of the project, the parish and the parishioners are not able to. Now the temple is open, but the repair of frozen.

The head of legal and organizational work of the Department for state protection of objects of cultural heritage of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Ignatov, said RIA Novosti that the planned audit of the Church was completed in November.

«After routine checks in relation to the object it was found that, in General, it is not in very good condition. Inside the historical frescoes were Zabelina. Was drawn up a Protocol on administrative offense under article 7.13 of the administrative code («violation of legislation on protection of cultural heritage»). Then the materials will be referred to the court, which will determine the measure of punishment,» she said.

Drevlehranilische the Yekaterinburg diocese father Sergei Nikitin told RIA Novosti that now on its territory there are 50 objects, like the mentioned temple. According to him, all the work they carried out in the framework of current legislation.

«The diocese is also working with the clergy as refresher courses and various workshops. Unfortunately, the human factor no one is immune. Apparently, this happened in this situation. The situation is definitely under control. We will take all measures in order to restore this temple. For centuries, churches were established throughout the world, and I think that to restore the Church also needs the world,» said Nikitin.

The court has not yet taken place. As explained by Archpriest Serge slepuhin, if the work is carried out in the temple, will be treated as actions of the legal entity, the amount of the fine may amount to 200 thousand rubles, and if the action face of the officer, in the hope that he and the parishioners, ten times less.

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