Moscow. 23 Jan. INTERFAX.RU – the Issue of transfer 24 of the state historical-archaeological Museum-reserve “Chersonese” of the Russian Orthodox Church is controversial, said to “Interfax” on Monday, first Deputy culture Minister Vladimir Aristarkhov.
“we are required By law to give to the Church property, which had previously been a Church, but with one condition: if the Museum receives adequate replacement of these facilities. The question of whether the impact of this facility is debatable. Requires discussion with the Church and Museum community, with our Ministry,” – said Arseny.
“If it is the wish of the Church, we are required to pass. But again the question is, how is it possible to pass now, because the question is to find a replacement Museum was not even raised. You need to work through it all together,” he said.
“They have submitted a letter to the Federal property management Agency in the month of November and it was refused in December. We interact with the Church on this issue with Bishop Tikhon entrusted to a Bishop to address this issue. As I understand it, one of the reasons why they were refused from Crimean diocese, – inconsistent with the Supreme guide” – said Arseny.
“Chersonese” by the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin on 7 December 2015 related to valuable objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia. The structure of the institution consists of a medieval fortress, ancient settlement, areas of unique agricultural region. In 2013, the reserve was included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO.
In Korsun (Chersonese), according to the most common version, in 988 was baptized Prince Vladimir.