Transparency International asks Prosecutor General's Office to verify legality of St. Isaac's Cathedral's transfer to ROC
The branch of the international anti-corruption center Transparency International in St. Petersburg insists that the procedure of the Cathedral's transfer contains gross violations.
Activists of the regional anti-corruption center Transparency International sent an appeal to the Russian Prosecutor General's Office with a request to check the legality of the transfer of St. Isaac's Cathedral under the control of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC).
According to RIA Novosti citing director of the center Dmitry Sukharev, during the procedure, fundamental violations of two federal laws, "On the transfer of state or municipal property to religious organizations for religious purposes" and "Fundamentals of the Russian Federation legislation on culture", happened to be.
Earlier it was reported that, on Friday, 13, a protest against the transfer of St. Isaac's Cathedral was held in St. Petersburg.
The city police detained two officers of the Russian FSB and the deputy chief of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the North-East Administrative District Department of the Interior Ministry of Russia for Moscow, who are suspected of bribe-taking.