Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Moscow disputes over metro station named after Royal Family murderer
18.07.2007 13:26
Moscow disputes over metro station named after Royal Family murderer

On July 17, the remembrance day of the Russian Royal Family, the Union of Orthodox citizens prayed for renaming of the metro station Voikovskaya that was named after Peter Voikov, a Soviet commissar who was directly relevant to the death of Nicholas II of Russia and their family. An alternative name for the metro station suggested by the organization is Peterburgskaya.
      Orthodox representatives of Russia are sure that the existence of Voikovskaya metro station is equal to naming the street leading to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour after Judah Iscariot. The Union also calls to rename all Moscow streets named after Lenin, Sverdlov, and some other Soviet figures.
      We take the name of Voikovskaya metro station not only as blasphemy but also as a threat to the present and the future of Russia. How can we talk about stability and fighting with terrorism when the terrorists` names still stigmatize our streets and metro stations?, the head of the Union of Orthodox citizens comments.
      At the same time the administration of Moscow Metro advises the Orthodox activists to focus on spiritual and heavenly things instead of renaming metro stations.
      Related news Should the Bible be in every hotel room?


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Estate Ring
Moscow - USA: Cheapest Flights
New Signs For Tourists In Tyumen
Map Of Archaeological Monuments Of the Chechen Republic
Holy Energy Of Altai

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Russian politics  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Evgeny Mironov  Nature  Moscow  Memorial Boards  Mistral  Russian oil  Moscow traffic  St. Petersburg University  Novgorod Region  Painting  Teletskoe Lake  accommodation in Russia  Pussy Riot  Vympelcom  Design  Russian tourism  videos from Russia  Russian sports  Russian Birchbark Handicraft  Russian history  Ukraine crisis  Russian Literature  Russian army  Film Festivals  Exhibitions in Moscow  CocoRosie  Russian business  Kari  Russian holidays  Persian Leopards   Magnitogorsk  Pushkin Museum  Planetarium  Kantemir  Yandex  Circus  The Guardian  Russian schools  Great Patriotic War  Vladimir Voinovich  kochi  Archeology  Swanland ship accident  recession  Russia composers  Russian Cinema  Altay  the Novosibirsk region 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites