Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has assured there will be no delays in the implementation of a program for building 200 new Orthodox churches in Moscow.

“There will be no problems and delays. Now it’s necessary to switch to the practical phase in designing and building churches,” Sobyanin said at a meeting of the board of trustees of the Church Construction Support Fund in Moscow on Friday.

Fifteen plots of land have been passed to the Russian Orthodox Church, and a decision on allotting five more plots for building churches was made recently. In addition, active work is under way on 80 more plots, and the city land department has endorsed their boundaries, he said.

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