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The Governor of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev intend to arrange talks between supporters and opponents of the construction of the temple of St. Catherine in the center of Yekaterinburg. The head of the region wrote on Tuesday, may 14, at his Instagram.
“I think that is the correct step now is to arrange a direct conversation between two parties with each other. I’m ready to be a mediator in this conversation,” he wrote.
Five representatives from each party the Governor to wait in his office on the afternoon of 14 may. According to him, he understands the views of both protesters and believers. However, stressed Kuyvashev, “street conflict is not the way to solve the problem.”
On the evening of 13 may in Yekaterinburg was held a spontaneous protest for the preservation of the Park near the drama Theatre. Protesters tore down a temporary fence that was put on the construction site. Data on the number of protesters vary
Cathedral of St. Catherine plans to build a 300-anniversary of Yekaterinburg in 2023. The beginning of works was postponed several times because of protests of local residents.
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