Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gogol mansion rescued by Sverdlovsk government

A mansion on Gogol St. in Yekaterinburg has been preserved by the government despite rumors that its entry was deleted from the registry and would be demolished.

The building was re-decorated in the second half of the 19th century, calling into question its historical significance, Mir96.ru reports.

"The situation is absolutely the opposite situation," Elena Voronova, the press secretary of the Prime Minister of the Sverdlovsk region, said, according to Mir96.ru. "The chairman of the government, however, returned to the old mansion, protected by the state status."

After changes in relation to cultural heritage of the building, it was thought that the Russian Baroque style residence was removed from the register of protected sites. The name and address of the property was changed from its original status to take it off the register of protection.

A resolution related to the preservation of the house was amended on July 18.

Prime Minister Denis Pasler instructed that an additional audit of cultural heritage be carried out on the property. A draft resolution was prepared to the government to restore the property to the register of protected objects and return it to its historic name and address, Mir96.ru reports.

The protection of the property was confirmed by a public inspector of the All-Russian Society for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture.