The restoration of the Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt in three years spent 6.1 billion rubles

The total amount of funds allocated in 2009-2012, the recovery of the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, was 6.1 billion rubles.

As reported by "Rosbalt", the press service of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, which has inspected the targeted and efficient use of funds allocated for the restoration, at the expense of the federal budget for the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Defence has been allocated 4.8 billion rubles. They went to the repair and restoration, general construction and civil engineering work.

  • Chin lesser blessing of the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas (April 2012)
  • Chin lesser blessing of the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas (April 2012)


The rest of the money was drawn from donations of benefactors. They recreated the bell, the iconostasis, altar, marble products, plaques, church utensils, etc.

In general examination revealed serious irregularities in the restoration of the cathedral — was found only "some minor flaws."

We add that the board decided to send a submission to the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Defense of Russia, as well as information letters to the Government of Russia, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill.

Nicholas Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt was founded by Emperor Nicholas II in 1903, he repeats the shape of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. He is on the balance of the Navy.

Nikolsky Cathedral was built in honor of the bicentenary of the Russian fleet. He became the spiritual center of seafarers and the architectural centerpiece of Kronstadt. In Soviet times, the temple destroyed: a great decoration pilfered literally piece by piece, placed inside the club, and a movie theater. The Cathedral was destroyed. At the beginning of the new millennium, the church decided to restore it.

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