Nevsky Cathedral belongs to the state

  • 1998-09-24
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - The Moscow branch of the Russian Orthodox Church appears to have won the battle, but the war over the true owner of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn is far from over.In a decision guaranteed to please no one, the Tallinn Property Commission ruled Sept. 21, that the famed Nevsky Cathedral that sits high atop Tallinn's Old Town belongs to the Estonian state and not the Constantinople branch of the Orthodox Church.The cathedral has been at the heart of a dispute between the Moscow and Constantinople patriarchies within the Orthodox Church, both of whom claim Nevsky as their ...
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