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In St. Petersburg there passes the action against the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church

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SAINT PETERSBURG, January 13. /TASS/. St. Petersburg residents gathered on St. Isaac’s square to speak up against Saint Isaac’s Cathedral to the gratuitous use of the Russian Orthodox Church, reports the correspondent of TASS from the event .

The action takes place in the format of a meeting with deputies of Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and does not require consultation with the city authorities. However, the participants do not use any symbols, posters, and megaphones or amplification.

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In one case police seized the poster, but otherwise they do not interfere with the action.

According to the observations of the correspondent, gathered in the square a few dozen people, GU MVD in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region are expected after the completion of the event. Presentations were made by the deputies of the local Parliament Boris Vishnevsky and Maxim Reznik, who confirmed the intention to struggle for cancellation of the decision of the Smolny.

Wisniewski said earlier this year that the event will be held in the form of a meeting of deputies with voters. “The law of St. Petersburg gives us the right to meet with voters, such a meeting we will hold, will tell you how protected their interests during the transfer of the Cathedral,” said the MP.

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As reported to journalists by the Director of the Museum “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” Nikolai Burov, the Cathedral on January 13 because of the protest will close for the visitors early in order to avoid clashes between supporters of the transfer of the Cathedral and its opponents.

Earlier it became known that the Cathedral will give for free use for 49 years, the Russian Orthodox Church from the Moscow Patriarchate, however, he will remain in the ownership of St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, in St. Petersburg continues to collect signatures for a petition about cancellation of this decision, the document was already signed by more than 160 thousand people.

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