The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov considers unacceptable the celebration of Valentine’s Day in schools of the Republic.
“I think that any activities that would support this psevdoprazdnik, schools and other educational institutions of the Russian Crimea should not be. I am sure that my point will support a lot of Crimeans”, — wrote Aksenov on his page in Facebook.
In his opinion, nothing to do with Orthodoxy and there is no reason in the culture and traditions of the peoples of Russia to this day has not.
“This is a cheap spiritual fake. And, of course, a commercial project,” — said Aksenov.
According to him, in Russia there is a truly national holiday that has deep historical, cultural and spiritual roots.
“It’s July 8 – the Day of family, love and fidelity. On this day, Orthodox Christians revere the memory of saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom Wonderworkers, patron Saint of the family”, — said the head of the Republic.
The Catholic and Protestant world every year on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, celebrates the Day of all lovers. Since the 1990’s, this holiday became popular in Russia.