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In Russia against the construction of churches protested in 28 Russian cities in 25 regions of Russia. On Wednesday, may 22, reports owned by the family Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the results of media monitoring of the company “M 13”.
The most publicized experts considered actions in Yekaterinburg, where the residents opposed the construction of a temple on the site of the Park: the Urals was dedicated to 58 percent of all publications about the protests against the construction of cathedrals.
The second most attention in the media focused on the situation around the construction of a Church in a Moscow Park “TORRANCE” in 2015-2016. Journalists have devoted 17 percent of all publications. And about the protests in Yekaterinburg and around the Park “TORRANCE” often reported by Federal publications (63 versus 37 percent of the publications at the regional and local level).
As for the protests against the construction of temples in other cities of Russia, which usually accounts for less than 25 percent of all publications, and, as a rule, they cover regional and local media (58 against 42% of the publications on the Federal level).
The monitoring results also indicated that the news often shows the position of opponents of construction: their agenda is devoted 61 percent of the publications. The regional authorities were reported in 27 percent of cases, and in 9 percent it was about the position of the Federal government, and the opinion structures of the Russian Orthodox Church was mentioned in 3 percent of all materials.
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.
In 2015-2016 protesters against temple in the capital Park “TORRANCE” was stopped by construction equipment and engage in fights. In the end, the Moscow urban planning and land Commission has approved construction of the Church is inappropriate.
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