Putin stated the inadmissibility of political assassinations
Moscow. May 4. INTERFAX.RU the Violence and killings that took place in Russia’s history, cannot be justified, under whatever political slogans they may happen, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He spoke at the opening ceremony in the Kremlin memorial cross on the site of the death in 1905 of the Moscow Governor-General Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich.
This crime became one of the harbingers of the dramatic events of the troubles, the civil conflict faced by Russia. They turned a severe loss, a real national disaster, a threat of loss of the Russian state itself.Vladimir Putin
As Putin said, “violence, killing, whatever the political slogans they may camouflage, there can be no excuses.”
The President stressed that “the death of the Grand Duke was shocked when society, it was seen as a tragedy, the representatives of all classes.”
Cross in memory of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, was delivered by Nikolskaya tower in 1908 on public donations. In 1918, a monument created by the sketch of Victor Vasnetsov, was demolished during the work day with the personal participation of Vladimir Lenin and Yakov Sverdlov. May 1 from the date of the demolition of the cross turned 99 years old.
The Foundation stone at the base of the cross was laid and consecrated in the Kremlin on 1 November 2016.
Commission to consider the question of the reconstruction of the historical place of the cross in memory of the tragic death of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich was given to Putin in August 2016 after inspection of the Park, broken on the site of the dismantled 14 of the building of the Kremlin.
The restoration of the cross was “the Russian military-historical society” and Fund of assistance to revival of traditions of mercy and charity “Elisabeth-sergievskoe educational society”.
Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov (1857-1905) was the fifth son of Emperor Alexander II, Moscow Governor-General in 1891 was behind the founding of the Historical Museum, the Museum of fine arts, the municipal economy. Under his auspices was established the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian society. It was during his governorship in Moscow there was the first tram depot, developed industry, actively conducted the construction.
The Grand Duke S. A. Romanov died in the attack by a SR by Ivan Kulaevym 4 Feb 1905 while leaving the gate of Nikolskaya tower of the Kremlin.
Initially, the Grand Duke was buried in the Kremlin Chudov monastery, demolished after the 1917 revolution, a crypt with the remains of the Prince were discovered only in 1986 during restoration works in the Kremlin. In 1995, they were transferred to the Novospassky monastery, where he established the first copy of the cross.