Eugene Cavaletto: Vladimir Sergeev / RIA Novosti
Sverdlovsk Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev proposed to delete the square near the drama theater in Yekaterinburg from the list of possible places for building the Church of St. Catherine. This decision he took after a survey conducted by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM). About this he wrote on his Instagram account.
According to him, the results of a research poll showed that when choosing locations for the construction of the temple made mistakes because “it was not fully taken into account the opinion of citizens”. It is suggested to choose a more suitable place for the erection of the Cathedral, of which the “dream of the Orthodox residents of Yekaterinburg”.
“We have this conflict, he is exhausted. We would have to find a new place for a temple”, — concluded the Kuyvashev.
Previously, researchers VTSIOM found that more than half of inhabitants of Yekaterinburg (74%) against the construction of the temple in the city Park. While 18 percent of respondents were against the construction of a temple in the city in General. That the Cathedral should be built in the Park in accordance with the developed project agreed to only seven percent of the respondents.
Protests against the construction of the Cathedral of St. Catherine, which plans to build to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Ekaterinburg in 2023, began may 13. The townspeople broke through the protected area with the requirement to maintain the Park, cut down the fence on the construction site, clashed with security guards and security officers. 30 people were sentenced to administrative arrests from 2 to 15 days.
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