MOSCOW, August 9 - RAPSI. The Consumer Rights Protection Society has disputed a district court's ruling that the trade activities at the Christ the Savior Cathedral are not illegal, according to the society's press release.
The Christ the Savior Cathedral was the defendant in the case.
The plaintiff said the trade activities at the cathedral are in breach of the law, and asked the court to force the defendant to cease any unlawful actions. However, the court dismissed the lawsuit.
The society said a business center operates at the cathedral and provides a wide range of trade services to consumers. However, the plaintiff added that information is not provided on the operating company, its name, location, or work schedule, in breach of trade laws.
In turn, the defendant said no entrepreneurial activity takes place at the cathedral. Instead, only charitable activities take place through which the church receives donations from visitors. There are no sellers at the cathedral, the defendant added, only an individual who accepts donations. There are no set prices, the defendants representatives said.
The Russian Orthodox Church told RIA Novosti earlier that it does not manage the cathedral and only rents the premises.