Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice

Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice

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The Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice (Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas de Nice) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the city of Nice. Opened in 1912, thanks to the generosity of Tsar Nicholas II, it is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral outside Russia. There is currently an ownership dispute over the property. The parish that now occupies the cathedral is part of an overseas Russian Orthodox jurisdiction under the authority of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and it opposes a claim on the property by the Russian government. The parish contends that the Russian state wants to turn the building over to the Moscow Patriarchate, the main body of the Russian Church, which is on good terms with Russian officials. The Russian government denies any intention to evict the current occupants and says it is simply trying to reclaim real estate it legally inherited from the Tsarist regime. The dispute partly stems from a conflict between old Russian nobility who have long since settled in Nice and newly arrived Russians. #cathedral #church #france #nice #ortodox_church #pera #russian_church #srbija
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