Topic: Russian Church
The St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral, which is a part of the museum complex of the St. Isaacs Cathedral State Memorial Museum, will be returned to the Russian Orthodox Church.
"The law on transfer of church property should be fulfilled and we are not against transfer of the cathedral," said Nikolay Burov, director of the complex. "We are already negotiating with the St. Petersburg metropolitanate of the Russian Orthodox Church about the return of the church, in which regular church services have been already carried out since 2010.
"Besides, it is necessary to solve the problem of the placement of the chamber chorus of the Smolny Cathedral. The well-known collective regularly performs in the cathedral, and the city authorities should find a new permanent venue for it."
© oreanda.ru. 14 April, 2013