Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov on the air “Autoradio” called plus the transformation of the Turkish authorities St. Sophia from Museum to mosque. When asked about the sacred significance of the Cathedral for Christians, Peskov noted that this can be understood in different ways.
Peskov said that any visitor will be able to enter Hagia Sophia for free. “Moreover, I can tell you that the Hagia Sophia was quite expensive tickets. Now, there are no tickets, entry will be free,” – said the representative of the Kremlin. Therefore, Russian tourists have to win. As for Christian monuments, the Turkish authorities have promised to keep them.
Sand does not believe that changing the status of Hagia Sophia is a major impact on relations between Russia and Turkey. It is an internal affair of Ankara, but in Moscow I hope that Hagia Sophia will remain a monument of world heritage of UNESCO.
we will Remind that earlier the state Council of Turkey decided to cancel the decree from 1934, about the transformation of Hagia Sophia from a mosque into a Museum, now it again becomes a religious object, in a short time there is renewed Muslim worship.
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