Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy said that the return of St. Isaac’s Cathedral in the Museum will not help the petition «cushion» of defenders. According to him, the Cathedral was built not to «the St. Petersburg intelligentsia took trips with champagne on the balcony.»
Petitions calling to return to St. Isaac’s Cathedral Museum will not help. This was stated by Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy.
In his words, «midst a Facebook audience» will not achieve anything, «exchanging SOS signals from one sofa to the other.» He stressed that the opponents of transfer «are required to obey the law,» and all the discussion around this «artificially heated».
«The Cathedral was built by our forefathers, not in order to there hung a Foucault’s pendulum or to the St. Petersburg intelligentsia took trips with champagne on the balcony. This building, which should belong to and serve the Church», — quotes «Interfax» of Tolstoy.
The authorities of St. Petersburg decided to transfer to St. Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church on January 10. The new owners will have to make it more accessible to citizens and preserve the Museum’s function.
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