For restoration the assumption Church in Karelia has collected about 2.5 million rubles

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About 2.5 million rubles were received from August 24 to the Fund “Northern spiritual path,” raises funds for the restoration of the assumption Church, burned down in Karelia, said Tuesday RIA Novosti Director of the Foundation Alexander Lysenko.

“On Friday, managed to raise about 2.5 million rubles,” — said Lysenko.

According to him, the Fund will report monthly on fundraising to the Board of Trustees, which was headed by the head of Karelia Arthur Parfenchikov and the Archbishop Karelian and Petrozavodsk Constantine. Lysenko said, “this is only the start of the campaign, are also planned several charity events”. The most significant donations – a million rubles – was made by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, and Bishop Pankraty on behalf of the Spiritual Council of the Valaam monastery.

Parfenchikov has transferred 100 thousand rubles. Donations were also made by the Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko, Vice-Governor of Leningrad region Sergey Perminov, the Governor of the Novgorod region Andrei Nikitin, head of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun.

The Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation said that, according to preliminary estimates, the restoration of the temple will require about 100 million rubles.

The management of emergencies in the Republic of Karelia reported that on 10 August, the Dormition Church was completely destroyed. When fighting injured one of the firefighters. The preliminary cause of the fire is called arson. Criminal case about destruction of cultural heritage. Detained 15-year-old from Petrozavodsk, which, according to the investigation, was staying with his grandmother near the Church in Kondopoga and caused a fire.

The Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God was located in the territory of the former village, marked the beginning of the town of Kondopoga, on a small promontory jutting into Chupa lip of lake Onega. The Church building was built in 1774 at sunset Northern wooden architecture in memory of the dead peasants during the Kizhi uprising in 1769-1771 years. It was a monument of folk wooden architecture of the late EIGHTEENTH century, historically the final evolution tent churches prionezhskiy school. It was one of the tallest wooden churches in the Russian North.

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