Restored Voznesenskiy Cathedral to open doors on October 8
Almaty. September 25. KazTAG - The official opening of the Voznesenskiy Cathedral in Almaty after restoration will take place on October 8, said Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan Alexander.
"The opening will be blessed by the Kursk native Icon of the Mother of God "Boding"," he said at the press-conference on Wednesday.
Answering the questions of journalists, the Metropolitan mentioned financing of the restoration.
"We took a loan. For instance, fresco. There was a big project which was discussed by specialists. We elaborated the structure which was initially created by painters. These big expenses amounted to a bit more than $1 mln," he said.
There were other big expenses.
"Not from the state budget, but from voluntary donations. We are to cover the debts," he said.
He added that many people of Kazakhstan gave donations to the Cathedral, there were donations of 10 000 tenge and 1 million tenge.
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