Poklonskaya supported the project


RIA Novosti

The Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Natalia Poklonskaya has expressed support for the project of construction of the Cathedral of St. Catherine in the area of the city pond in Yekaterinburg.

The Deputy arrived in Yekaterinburg to participate in thousands-strong procession on the anniversary of the assassination of the Royal Romanov family. In addition, Russia holds a reception of citizens in the regional public reception of Chairman of the government Dmitry Medvedev.

“I do, for the building of the temples. If it’s on the water, this is something new, interesting,” said Poklonski told reporters.

She added that, nevertheless, it is necessary to know the opinion of the public.

“Always have to be that someone for and someone against. Therefore, this issue need to understand. How many against as for. To learn the public mood, public opinion, and to take in accordance with this decision. If contrary to some planning rules and creates the risk, there is also need to make a decision. If all meet the conditions, criteria, requirements, then also make the decision”, — said the Deputy.

The temple on the mound in the pond was planned to be built for the 300th anniversary of the city in 2023. Originally, the Cathedral of St. Catherine was built at the base of Yekaterinburg in the current area of difficulty, but exploded in the 1930s But the idea of “Church on the water” has given rise to mixed reactions.