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Russian cathedral, converted to ‘museum of atheism,’ returning to religious use

January 13, 2017

A Russian Orthodox cathedral that was converted to a “Museum of Atheism” under the Communist regime will be restored to use as a cathedral.

As a museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, built in 1818, has been a major tourist attraction, drawing nearly 4 million visitors last year. But over 100,000 people signed a petition asking for the building to be returned to religious use, and this week the petition was approved.

 
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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 14, 2017 12:41 PM ET USA

    It seems Putin is serious about restoring Orthodoxy.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Jan. 14, 2017 10:57 AM ET USA

    Almost 30 years after the falling of the Iron Curtain, it's about time!