Architectural monuments offer to sell for a penny
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture made attempts to attract investors to the restoration of historical buildings by providing them with thirty percent discounts from market rates
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for a symbolic fee offers to rent or sell architectural monuments. It should be noted that the new owners will be obliged at their own expense to carry out their full restoration. Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky has already currently sent a letter to the government with this proposal. The head of the department also proposes to transfer the monuments of federal significance to the federal budget state institution of culture, which is called the “Agency for the use and management of historical and cultural monuments”.Historical buildings can be leased for up to 49 years, while the condition is mandatory – to carry out a complete restoration. After taking the structure by a special commission, the rent can be reduced to only 1 ruble per year. The tenant can perform the entire volume of restoration work in 4 years. After acceptance, it will also be possible to apply for ownership of a monument of history and architecture. In the summer, a list was compiled, which included one hundred and eleven metropolitan objects, which will continue to be included in the designated program. It should be noted that so far most of the buildings do not need urgent restoration and is currently surrendered at a market price. The list of houses entered, for example, the house on Voznesensky Lane, rented today by fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin, as well as GUM, a mansion on Myasnitskaya Street, a residential building on Bolshaya Spasskaya Street, etc. The Federal Property Management Agency and the Ministry of Culture did not specify for what reason these objects in the center of Moscow are planned to be leased at such a symbolic value.
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture made attempts to attract investors to the restoration of historical buildings by providing them with thirty percent discounts from market rates. At preferential rates, objects of cultural heritage of the capital have been leased since 2012. Contracts with investors have already been concluded by restoration and renting 7 buildings of the capital. In 2013, the city authorities intend to put up about 50-60 objects for auction.