On January 10, 2017, the administration of St. Petersburg came to a decision to give Saint Isaac's Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church. Later this year, the greatest Orthodox temple in the city should be transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church for 49 years.
Vladimir Legoida, the head of the Synodal Department for public relations of the Church, said that the entrance to St. Isaac's Cathedral would be free, as it is not common to charge money for entrance to the temple in Russia. At the same time, guided tours and excursions should be continued in St. Isaac's Cathedral.
According to tonkosti.ru