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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.
      
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      Sources: www.interfax-religion.ru
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