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ROC has denied the information about the construction at Gelendzhik "give the patriarch."
Russian Orthodox Church has denied reports of construction under the Gelendzhik "giving the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill", which claims to be fighting with disabilities.
The statement of the Moscow Patriarchate said that since 2005 under the Gelendzhik erect ecclesiastical administrative spiritual center of the ROC. Such centers are already in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
customer is patriarchy. The project provides Federal State Unitary Enterprise to supply products of the Office of Presidential Affairs of the Russian Federation. " Serbian company "Travel" is the general contractor of construction. Center built with money patriarchy without involving the state budget.
ROC reports that the South will be the spiritual center of the conference halls, press center, meeting room of the Holy Synod, the rooms for a stay of the Synod, the offices of administrative and management services of the Moscow patriarchy.
the center under the Gelendzhik will be entrusted with the church administration and representation: it will be held official meetings, receptions primates and delegations from other local churches. Also here will hold meetings with the public and intellectuals, to educate children and youth. On its territory will open an Orthodox church.
The Moscow Patriarchate also stated that the construction of the spiritual center of the mass felling of trees has taken place, had met the requirements of all services. According to the ROC, it confirms the act of inspection activities of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources on December 6, 2010.
The report also states that the center is located at a height of 60 m above sea level and is not blocking access to the coast, reports Interfax-Religion.
previously reported how were held in Gelendzhik, a public hearing on the construction of a cult complex of the Moscow Patriarchate in the village Divnomorskoe in the area of holiday homes "Blue Distance", while building already in full swing without mandatory environmental impact assessment. At these hearings the locals, environmentalists and human rights activists agreed that the spiritual and cultural center is more like an expensive apartment hotel.
Activists Environmental Watch on North Caucasus and the faction of "Green Russia" Yabloko party in February this year, visited the spiritual and cultural center of the Moscow Patriarchate Orthodox Church.