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October 29, 2021 8:03 am

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Experts have already put in order the facades, white-stone basement and much more. The next stage will affect interiors.

The second stage of restoration will soon begin in the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, which is located on Novaya Basmannaya Street. On public procurement portal a competition has been announced, the winner of which will have to put the building in order within 18 months.

“The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is an object of cultural heritage of federal significance, therefore, special requirements will be imposed on the participants of the competition. In total, since the beginning of the year, the city has held more than 40 tenders for the preservation of buildings and structures – objects of cultural heritage “, – said the head

Moscow City Department for Competition Policy Ivan Shcherbakov.

The first stage of work was completed in the temple in 2020. According to the head Moscow City Heritage Alexey Emelyanov, this building has long been in need of a comprehensive restoration.

“Experts have already put in order the facades, the white-stone basement, and gilded the crosses. A new stage of restoration will begin soon, which will affect the interiors. Specialists will pay great attention to the restoration of the monumental oil painting of the upper church, stucco decoration, stone floors and a cast-iron staircase. All work will be carried out under the supervision of specialists from the Moscow City Heritage Agency, ”he said.

They also plan to put the bell tower in order, recreate the iconostasis complex in the upper church, restore the brickwork and plastering in the interiors. The initial contract price is about 640 million rubles. Applications for participation in the competition are accepted until November 29. “The competition with limited participation involves the selection of winners not only taking into account price criteria: companies with proven experience in the restoration of cultural heritage sites can apply. The winner must also have an appropriate license issued by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, “added Ivan Shcherbakov.

The customer of the works is the state treasury institution “Mosrestavratsiya”, subordinate to the Moscow City Heritage Site. Deals with purchases Moscow City Department for Competition Policy.

The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is one of the few examples of the Peter the Great Baroque, an architectural monument. It began to be built in 1704 and finished in 1723. According to legend, the drawings were drawn up personally by Peter I.

In 1746 a bell tower appeared here. In 1934, the church was closed, placing a warehouse here. In 1992, the temple was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church. Small consecration took place two years later.

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