A Moscow Arbitration Court has nullified the order of the Defense Ministry on a public sale of the plot of land included into the protection zone of the Arkhangelskoe Museum Estate.
It is a reminder that Arkhangelskoye Estate is a palace-and-park ensemble of the late 18th century. It is located in Krasnogorsk District of the Moscow Region.
In June of last year the Ministry of Defense put up for auction a part of Arkhangleskoe – a site about 21 hectares large. A large building company won the auction having paid more than 754 million roubles for the plot of land.
The Arkhangelskoe Museum administration, Ministry of Culture, and a number of public organizations stood up against this deal.
After the court session the representative of the Ministry of Defense did not comment on the court decision and refused to answer journalists’ questions.
© Russia Info-Centre. 14 February, 2012