Three weeks ago, representatives of the Belarusian public appealed to the media, the Belarusian Orthodox Church, the Culture Ministry to protest against the establishment of onion dome on Novogrudskaya Boris and Gleb Church, a Gothic monument, which is the historical and cultural value.
The Ministry of Culture has an answer for those who signed a petition and sent a Nowogrodek determination to stop any work on the restoration of the church.
In a letter to the Ministry of Culture signed by the deputy minister, Mr. IKA, says: "In order to make a final decision in accordance with Article 43 of the Law on the protection of historical and cultural heritage of Orthodox congregation had to submit to the Ministry of Culture of scientific and project documentation for the complete restoration of the towers of the Church of Boris and Gleb, which existed from 1875 to 1990. Due to the fact that the work is not completed, the Ministry of Culture directs the prescription … "
Explains the chief inspector of the Ministry of Culture:
"The order was the cessation of work with regard to the Church of Boris and Gleb. There were no relevant findings of work permits and the Ministry of Culture, so one of the conditions stated in the regulations — is to provide the necessary scientific and project documentation, which will be considered. And already thereafter, if it conforms to this documentation, a decision about these works. And yet not even on the resolution in question. And just about the tradition of scientific and project documentation. "
Chairman of the Belarusian National Public Society for Historic Preservation and Cultural Anton Astapovich, one of the signers of the protest against the restoration of onion dome, about a response from the Ministry of Culture has expressed this opinion:
"Unscrew the back, but on July 29 a meeting of the scientific and methodological council.
From this answer it is clear that the problem itself bore the Ministry of Culture. Because bypassing the legislation, which provides that all proposals on the monuments of the first, second and zero category must go through the board. The Ministry of Culture, bypassing the Council agreed on the development of these "bulbs".
Thus, the Orthodox parish should submit to the Ministry of Culture, Science and project documentation, which be approved, and then get permission to resume the restoration. But this does not mean that the onion dome will not. I ask the question squarely to the representative of the Ministry of Culture:
Reporter"We can assume that there will be no bulbs, and will be tents or something else?"
"While we can not say anything specific. And the object of the second category, so this scientific project documentation will not be considered by the Ministry of Culture, and the scientific and methodological council, and the council will make a decision. In its structure — the scientists of the Institute of History, the Institute of Arts, Ethnography and Folklore, Architects. There are mainly scientists, not bureaucrats. I believe the skill composition. "
Well, as long as Navahrudak on rebuilding the church Borisoglebskaya all work stopped. Meeting of the Scientific and Methodological Council held on 29 July.