Photo: Ivan Starkov page in “Vkontakte”
The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Ivan Shtyrkov told about the protest on the night of 14 may in Ekaterinburg. His words are quoted “R-Sport”.
30-year-old heavyweight said he had not participated in the crackdown on protesters. Shtyrkov, along with other soldiers of the Academy “Russian copper company” (RMK) helped to restore the fencing of the territory. According to the athlete, the Academy was attended by only ten people. “No conflicts or threats from our team in the direction of inhabitants of the question. They were not. Besides us there were others,” he said.
May 13, protesting against the construction of the temple in the center of Yekaterinburg arrived at the square where the planned construction of the object. A spontaneous protest continued through the night. The protesters tore down barricades and refused to leave the square. According to some protesters, the athletes of the Academy of RMK were brought to disperse the protesters. The outcome of the incident, the Governor of Sverdlovsk region Yevgeny Kuyvashev invited parties to the conflict to hold a meeting in his office.
Cathedral of St. Catherine will be built on the site of the Park near the drama Theatre to mark the 300th anniversary of Ekaterinburg in 2023. The beginning of works has been postponed because of the disagreement of local residents.
Shtyrkov is a performing athlete the ultimate fighting championship (UFC). His debut at the tournament in St. Petersburg fell through. Speaking in the Russian heavyweight promotions has not suffered a single defeat. The fighter, known by the nickname the Hulk Ural, held 16 fights and 15 wins. One match with his participation ended in a draw.
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