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Residents of Yekaterinburg hugged the pond

Radio Liberty 04.09.2017 at 08:23

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Residents of Yekaterinburg for the third time hugged the pond in the center of the city, thus expressing the protest against the project of construction of the reservoir. Two thousand people, holding hands, human chain up along the banks of the pond. The restoration project of the temple of Catherine, erected in the year of Foundation of Yekaterinburg, and demolished in the Soviet time, a year, much debated by citizens, officials and experts. Many Ural residents are outraged that the Governor has approved the construction of a Church on an artificial island at the only pond in the city center. The 62-meter Church will ruin the view of the waterfront and the lake itself, according to opponents of building. For the project and its investors, "Russian copper company", and UMMC has openly made by the Governor of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev, representatives of the regional diocese. Acting Governor two weeks ago in live election debates called enemies of building pond public terrorists. To date, construction is frozen, but about change of the place of construction of the temple of the posts there.