Pass the collection to Easter
The administration of Saint Petersburg and Director of the Museum “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” Nikolay burovu release area of the Cathedral from the Museum objects, providing their transportation to the new storage, said two sources close to the Ministry of culture (Ministry of culture), and confirmed the Federal official.
According to sources close to the Ministry of culture, the order was given orally, no written instructions on this point. “Called date [take Museum Foundation] — April 16. Say that we need to focus on this number”, — said one of the interlocutors .
It is not just about moving objects, and on reissuing them to another Museum, said another source close to the Ministry of culture. Discussed that the exhibits would be able to take the State Museum of history of St. Petersburg — the largest Museum in the city. “In fact, we are talking about the merger of two museums: the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the history of St. Petersburg. There is an understanding that it is necessary to unite the museums and to speed up the process [of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church],” says the source .
A source at the Museum “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” confirmed that discusses the idea of the transportation exhibits at the State Museum of history of St. Petersburg, as St. Isaac the Museum of appropriate premises not. But many questions arise: how to describe all the objects before them to convey; what to do with the restoration of the Museum contracts which required to pay until December 31; how to be with the Museum staff, who will lose their jobs, lists the problems the source . But most importantly — it is unclear on what basis need to do anything if there is still no official application of the Russian Orthodox Church on the transfer of Isaac, emphasizes the source of the Museum in conversation with .
The Director of the Museum “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” Nikolai Burov, declined to comment .
Director of the State Museum of history of St. Petersburg Alexander Kolyakin said, “on the basis of basic enterprise of the brotherhood, ready to take” the Museum collection Isaac: “We said let’s help colleagues. The Museum’s collection should not remain on the street.”
According to Kolyakina, with the possibility of providing areas of the Museum of history of St. Petersburg approached the Boers. That idea is being discussed in the city administration, and the installation in time to April 16, Colacino, he said , knows nothing.
The press-Secretary of Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Vladimir Kirillov, who oversees cultural block, Natalya Fadeyeva was unable to provide operational review; awaiting a response to a query.
In a press-service of the Governor of St. Petersburg also failed to get a prompt review.
In the Synodal Department of the ROC on the interaction of the Church with society and the media at the time of writing the review was not provided.
Plans can change
Export Museum exhibits from Isaac before Easter the government can not be limited to, says a source close to the Ministry of culture. According to him, the authorities “have the desire” to convey to the whole Easter St. Isaac’s Cathedral in the use of ROC. But according to the law on transfer of Church of objects of religious significance is almost impossible to do, so there is hope that eventually common sense will prevail, stressed the source .
According to the plan for the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church, published by the Committee of property relations (CRO) of Saint-Petersburg 12 Jan, you must complete six points. By March 1 — identify the possibility of removing Isaac from the operational management of the Museum without giving the institution premises, “ensure its activities”.
By June 1 is required to present information about Museum objects, which are part of the Museum Fund of Russia. A key point concerns the conclusion of the contract on transfer to the use of the ROC Museum objects that are included in the Museum Fund of Russia. We are talking about the so-called “indivisible,” Museum objects, that is, those that cannot be inferred from the Cathedral. The implementation of this paragraph discharged 24 months from the date of issuing of the order, KIO.
The last point is the preparation of a decree on the transfer of the Cathedral to the use of the ROC must be made within one month after conclusion of the contract on the transfer of Museum objects.
The rally opponents of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church
Photo: Peter Kovalev / TASS
In 2017 on April 16, we have Orthodox Easter. The mention of this holiday in the context of the transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church was heard several times already.
On 18 January, the deputies of the legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from the faction “United Russia” and LDPR have voted for the appeal to the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky with a request to accelerate the transfer of Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church. According to deputies, two years allotted for the transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Smolny is too long, and the issue can be resolved by Easter, according to “Fontanka”.
February 7, “Interfax” with reference to press-service of legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg said that the rectors of 23 universities of the city appealed to Poltavchenko with the request to transfer the Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church before Easter. The appeal was made after a meeting with the speaker of the legislative Assembly Vyacheslav Makarov. A number of rectors later stated that he had not signed the appeal.
Expert in museology Vladimir Dukelsky explained that the removal of movable items from the Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral can speed up the transfer of the ROC. “You have to understand that the Museum Fund is stored in different museums and, consequently, things can’t be taken from him and given to the Church, he said. — That is, a Museum of things that are included in the Museum Fund of Russia, may not be transferred to the ROC, and the building — can”.
But imagine the transfer of exhibits from Isaac to another Museum for the month is “extremely difficult,” said Deputy Chairman of the St. Petersburg branch of all-Russian society of protection of monuments of history and culture (voopik) Alexander Kononov. “In the Museum “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” are more than thousands of objects from the Museum Fund of Russia, most of them — an unmovable, integral part of the interior of the Cathedral, and the number of relocatable me to assess difficult,” he said. According to the expert, in order to carry out the transfer, you will need “a lot of organization and paper work.”
As the ROC passed the Cathedral
That Isaac’s Cathedral can be transferred to the ROC, December 30, 2016, reported the edition “Fontanka”. 10 Jan Poltavchenko told TASS that the question of the transfer of Isaac to the use of the ROC resolved. “By agreement between the Patriarch and me, the Cathedral will maintain a Museum and educational function,” the Governor added.
Information about the transfer of the Cathedral drew protests in St. Petersburg. A Federal official told us that they conducted sociological research, which showed that the “principal stress” of St. Petersburg was the fact that “no one is consulted”. Citizens in opinion polls asked, will worsen or will improve their attitude to the Governor, if the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church will take place. The number of those who spoke about the deteriorating dramatically exceeded the number endorsing this decision. The picture across the country is exactly the opposite: the number of those who support the transfer of the Cathedral, exceeds the number of citizens opposed to this step, he noted . According to him, Poltavchenko did not agree with Vladimir Putin the question of the transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church.
March 13, smolninskiy district court of St. Petersburg decided to bring in an interested party in the claim on transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church Georgy Poltavchenko. As stakeholders to the process will involve the Ministry of culture, the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Isaac’s Museum. A lawsuit against the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church in the royalty-free perpetual use, was filed March 3. Among the plaintiffs was made by the lawyer Sergei Bakeshin and the Deputy of Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky.
The next court hearing will be held on April 17.