Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation for Culture Vladimir Tolstoy called erroneous appointment of the director of the reserve “Chersonese” Sevastopol district dean of the ROC Archpriest Sergius Halyuta. This was reported on Friday, July 31, RIA Novosti.
«I believe that this decision hasty and poorly thought-out, and, in my view, mistaken,” – said Tolstoy. He noted that the previous director Andrei Kulagin was respected team, but his resignation was in no way argued.
In this Tolstoy denied the statement of the governor Sergey Sevastopol Menyailo that Sergius Halyuta appointment was approved by the Ministry of Culture of Russia. “It was a notification message about the appointment. And in this case, despite the fact that there is a direct order of the President of the transfer to the federal level of Chersonesos, this agreement should have been deeper and more thorough “- said the adviser to the president, expressing hope that the appointment will be canceled.
00:15 July 22, 2015
July 30 Sergey Menyailo Halyuta announced the appointment as director of “Chersonesos”. According to the governor, so he eliminated the differences between the church and the sanctuary. The deputy director of the department of internal policy of the government of Sevastopol Bahromeev Alex said that the appointment of the Dean to the post “held with the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and it was agreed with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation».
Since February this year, the post of Director ” Chersonesos “Andrei Kulagin held. He himself had not received any official notification of his dismissal, nor the appointment of a priest on this post.
«Chersonese» – a unique archaeological monument, museum and research center. It consists of an ancient settlement, agricultural areas of the neighborhood, the so-called choirs, as well as the medieval fortress and Cembalo Calamita. In 2013, the facility is “The ancient city of Chersonesos and its chorus” was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. After the reunification of the Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia “Chersonese” was given the status of National Park.
The complex is one of the most revered Christian shrines in the country – St. Vladimir’s Cathedral. The church was built in the XIX century on the site of the baptism of St. Vladimir.