Umar, Tremlett: RIA Novosti
The Secretary General of Federation of Boxing of Russia Umar Kremlev spoke about the participation of soldiers of the Academy “Russian copper company” (RMK) in the protest action near the Yekaterinburg drama Theater. His words leads RIA Novosti.
The Kremlin said that he was glad the active participation of the sports community in the country. He thanked the soldiers for what they were indifferent to the situation with the temple. “The athletes and opinion leaders that represent your city, country your whole life,” said Secretary General of the Federation. He added that he believes the struggle for the Church “the right thing”.
Previously, on 16 may, President Vladimir Putin expressed the view that the situation around the construction of the Cathedral must take into account the views of local residents. After that, the construction of the temple was suspended until then, until you know the results of a survey of residents about the fate of the territory.
Protests against the construction of the Cathedral of St. Catherine the great Martyr Church began on may 13 and lasted for several days. Activists broke into the construction site, clashed with security guards and security officers. It was noted that the soldiers of the Academy of RMK was also used force, however, according to the soldier Ivan Starkov, they only helped with the restoration of the fallen fence.
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