The Odesa City Council appealed to the Supreme Court to return Russov's house to communal ownership

The Odesa City Council filed a petition with the Supreme Court to return the historic monument Russov's house to the municipal property of the city. 

About this reports informed the mayor of Odesa, Gennadiy Trukhanov.

According to Trukhanov, on March 27, the Supreme Court suspended the decision of the first and appellate courts on the claim of the company "Petreks Plus", which owns part of the premises in Russov's house. Thus, the ownership of the building was suspended for the territorial community of Odesa.

"I hope and believe that the Supreme Court will issue an objective and impartial decision. As for our position, it remains unchanged — Russov's house should belong to the people of Odessa," Gennadiy Trukhanov said.

We will remind, in 2018, the city council decided to start the process of restoration and restoration of the facade of the building, despite the fact that it was not owned by the community. It cost the city budget more than UAH 150 million. After the ceremonial opening, the executive committee, without a court decision, transferred Russov's house into the communal property of Odessa.

The companies that partially owned the premises filed lawsuits for the return of their property, but the courts of first instance rejected them.

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In December 2020, the "Petrex Plus" company, which owns two premises in Rusov's house, filed a lawsuit against the Odesa City Council and the Executive Committee. The company stated that the city hall and the executive committee violated its rights when they registered the building as communal property. The commercial court satisfied the claim, the city government filed an appeal, which it lost.

Rusov's house was built in 1900 according to the project of architect Leonid Chernigov. It has the status of a monument of history and architecture of regional importance. The building was declared unsuitable for use in 2002, there was a fire twice: in 2009 and 2016.



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