Embattled Yekaterinburg cathedral sponsors plan to remove wall from contested park ‘in the name of peace’
Alexander Andreyev, the director of Yekaterinburg’s St. Catherine’s Foundation, announced that a wall erected around the planned construction site of a new cathedral in the city would soon be taken down. For several days last week, protesters occupied the site in hopes of preserving the green space already present there.
Andreyev noted that the region’s metropolitan, Kirill, asked the foundation to have the wall removed. The director said he would carry out the metropolitan’s request “in the name of peace and harmony in our city.”