In St. Petersburg, held an improvised referendum on Isaac


The Spring movement held an improvised referendum in the center of St. Petersburg on the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church.
The action was held peacefully, the police did not intervene in what was happening. Activists distributed leaflets to passers-by.



Photos: Maya Wolf / "Varlamov.ru"
Now in St. Petersburg there are regular actions of both supporters of the transfer of Isaac and the opponents. The decision on the transfer was made by the governor of the city George Poltavchenko. In the Kremlin they say that it was not coordinated with the president. Those who disagreed with the transfer of the cathedral tried to challenge the decision of Poltavchenko in court, but their claim was rejected. An online petition against the transfer of Isaacia to the Russian Orthodox Church has already gained more than 200 thousand votes.
"We oppose the sole transfer by the governor of one of the symbols of our city into the hands of a public organization with a rather dubious reputation to which the cathedral has never belonged before.It seems to us that this initiative is aimed exclusively at enriching the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church, which will receive one of the most important tourist infrastructure projects donating millions of rubles to the city’s budget, but when it comes to caring for the monument, citizens will still have to pay.
The last referendum was held in the city in 1991 - then it was about renaming Leningrad to St. Petersburg. "

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