MOSCOW, July 12th. / TASS /. Restoration of the Pokrovsky Cathedral, or St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow, marking the 455th anniversary, does not stop for more than ten years and required the monument of Russian architecture of the time. On Tuesday told Tass Director of the State Historical Museum (SHM), in charge of the cathedral, Alexei Levykin.
“The monument needs constant maintenance and constant attention. Therefore, the restoration work here have lasted for more than ten years. Some for the part of the church for the church, the limit beyond we carry out restoration work, and do it so as not to close (the cathedral -. TASS), and leave it free for visitors to the pilgrims who come here, “- Levykin said <. / p>
Plans for 2016
it is reported that in 2016 there are works on the restoration of the church of St. John’s Cathedral Pokrovsky Cathedral, it does not take place of worship, and it is closed to visitors. “This year, there will be carried out restoration works on architecture, and perhaps, if the financing, we will start work on the reconstruction of the interior and the iconostasis I think that the work on the church of St. John’s Cathedral will finish next year.” – Said Levykin. He also added that automatically follow a new phase of the cathedral restoration, including for the protection of the temple of the leaks and damage.
The Pokrovsky Cathedral are the relics of the famous Moscow holy fool John nicknamed Large Cap, who died in 1589 and bequeathed be buried in the church of St. Basil. After the finding of the relics of St. John of Moscow in 1672 over his burial church was added. Venerate the relics came reigning persons and ordinary parishioners. After 1929 the church was closed and was not included in the museum display.
According to the approved by the Ministry of Culture project in 2016 will be restored brickwork walls and vault, found the wall paintings of the XVII century and restored painting that imitates the brickwork, replacement of windows and door filling, renovated flooring. All work will be carried out while maintaining the architectural forms of the XVII century.
After all the work will be opened complex of the so-called lower church of the cathedral. St. John’s Cathedral is muzeefitsirovat, it becomes available for visitors and pilgrims. On Feast Day of the Church will be performed worship
On Tuesday, in honor of the entrance to the Cathedral is carried out with a 50 percent discount:. Adults can go for 150 rubles, pensioners. students -.. for 50 rubles, the cost of a family ticket is 300 rubles, the press service of the State historical museum, in charge of the St. Basil’s Cathedral. Guests can enjoy the specially prepared for this day tour “Pokrovsky Cathedral 455 years.” A tour you can go for free
The Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Temple of Basil.) – One of the most famous and popular monuments of ancient architecture. In 1923 he created the historical and architectural museum in Pokrovsky Cathedral, which subsequently entered into a complex of the State Historical Museum. In 1990 the Cathedral was included in the List of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in Russia. Since 1991, it is shared with the Russian Orthodox Church. The cathedral was erected in the years 1555-1561 at the behest of Tsar Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the conquest of Kazan kingdom. Mnogoprestolny temple is dedicated to Our Lady, and embodied the image of the Holy City of Jerusalem.