The Cathedral of St. Andrew (St. Andrew’s Cathedral) in Kronstadt, demolished in the 1930s, will be restored. It is reported TASS with reference to the press service of administration of Kronstadt district of St. Petersburg.
“A few weeks ago, during renovations in the Park, the builders under the ground, were found fragments of the Foundation of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Soon the district administration will initiate historical and archaeological surveys to determine what part of the temple remained under the earth to the present day, and set boundaries destroyed in the last century the monument of cultural heritage. Believers of St. Petersburg and Kronstadt created a charitable Foundation “For the restoration of the Cathedral of St. Andrew,” and the public initiative for the restoration of the temple supported by the administration of Saint-Petersburg”, – the press service quoted Deputy head of district administration Oleg Kadomtsev.
The first Cathedral of St. Andrew (St. Andrew’s Cathedral) was built in Kronshtadt in 1717 – 1718. In laying the first stone was attended personally by Peter I. In the XIX century was built a new stone Church designed by the famous architect, author of buildings of the Admiralty in St. Petersburg of Andreyan Zakharov. In the beginning of XX century the Cathedral served as St. John of Kronstadt (canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church). Temple demolished by the Soviet authorities in 1932.