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The Russian Orthodox Church asks the administration of St. Petersburg to transfer five non-residential buildings on Vasilyevsky Island to its ownership free of charge. The document was published on the website of the city committee of property relations.
The Russian Orthodox Church is interested in buildings on Kamskaya Street near the Smolensky cemetery: houses 16 (letter B), 18 (letter C), 20 (letter D) and 22 (letter D) and 24 (letter E). Metropolitan Barsanuphiy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga applied to the Smolny with a request to be transferred.
In a letter addressed to the head of the KIO, it is noted that all non-residential buildings form a single temple complex with the Church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God. In the text, the buildings appear as a church school, three church houses and a holy gate with an almshouse and a chapel. They were erected from 1983 to 1900. Since 1991, the objects have been in the free use of the ROC on the basis of agreements with KIO, but not in ownership.
Last summer, Rosbalt wrote that the Russian Orthodox Church showed interest in the historical “Crosses” on Arsenalnaya Embankment in St. Petersburg.
Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.
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