Sergiev Posad near Moscow during the extensive renovation to get rid of the Soviet buildings, “Besobrasova” city. This applies to both administrative and residential buildings, told the radio station “Moscow speaking” a member of the Patriarchal Council for culture Archpriest Leonid Kalinin.
The construction management plan is in development. According to Kalinin, the project received the blessing of Patriarch Kirill and the approval of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church said that Sergiev Posad need to clean from the Soviet legacy and “alien influences, from the mediocre works that emerged during the Soviet period.”
In particular, instead of the local administration building, you can build complex Synodal institutions, youth center, medical center for elderly people. Kalinin also informed about the lack of full-fledged representatives of the other Orthodox churches with which contact of the ROC.
The construction of new churches is not assumed. According to Kalinin, in the temple under the open sky plan to turn a field near the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, where in summer you will be able to assemble “tens of thousands of people.”
FR also expressed the view that the residents of Sergiev Posad want to move from prefabricated houses. “Everything that was associated with horrible architectural twentieth century, one should try to remove. If it is a residential building, I think residents are happy to move if they were offered the best,” said a member of the Patriarchal Council.
In April, Patriarch Kirill has offered to make Sergiev Posad “Russian Vatican” during a serious renovation to give it a special status. But the Moscow authorities two years ago, presented the ambitious project of turning the city into a world tourism cluster.
Residents the extent of officials scared, primarily because of the intention to make the centre of Sergiyev Posad, walking. Last year for the creation of a pedestrian road to the temple of the ax went to the Alley of veterans.
And this year, on the first took the form of a protest against the construction of waste recycling complex near the village of Sakharovo of the Sergiev Posad district. For the local priest, founder of the Museum in memory of the slain Archpriest Alexander Mene, critical remarks in the address of the project turned into a dismissal.
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