Russia to fund Nice Orthodox Cathedral renovation


Russia is to fund a project to renovate St Nicholas’s Cathedral in Nice in southern France. Construction work on the project is to start in 2013.

Kremlin property manager Vladimir Kozhin announced this in Nice Wednesday at a ceremony to mark 100 years since the consecration of the Cathedral. The ceremony included a church service.

Constructed under personal supervision by Emperor Nicholas the Second, St Nicholas’s cathedral is one of the biggest Orthodox churches in Western Europe. It attracts a quarter million worshipers and sightseers each year.

Voice of Russia, TASS