In the Crimea, the local diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church requests that the museum complex Chersonesos Taurian be placed under its jurisdiction.
This was announced on the NTS channel by Archpriest Sergei Khalyuta, who was previously the director of this Crimean museum-reserve. He said that the state had done nothing so that “the museum became a real museum”. According to him, the transfer of Chersonesos of the Tavrichesky ROC will help restore and modernize the reserve. It is reported that documents on the transfer of the museum under the authority of the church are already being prepared by the Crimean Diocese.
In the Kremlin, they commented on the situation with little information. So, Dmitry Peskov said that “he has no information about this, but it is impossible to talk about a common approach.”
The editors of uznayvse.ru previously reported on the decision of George Poltavchenko to transfer to the ROC the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the third largest museum complex in St. Petersburg. The decision, which met a sharp rejection from the residents of the city, was made by the governor after meeting with.