Preparations for the construction of the Church of St. Catherine in the center of Yekaterinburg suspended pending completion of the survey of local residents. On the evening of 16 may, the protesters said the mayor of the city Alexander Vysokinskiy.
The statement the mayor made after the conflict in Yekaterinburg, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Putin proposed to know the opinion of inhabitants of the area where are going to build the temple. After Putin’s intervention Vysokinskiy first came out to the protesters. To them first came out and other representatives of the authorities, as well as a former mayor of Eugene Roizman.
Later, on may 17, Vysokinskiy notedthat at the time of the survey, the fence in the Park near the drama Theatre to remove will not. But it stopped all construction work, including excavation. He also promised that the city will plant trees and gardens and create a separate Fund seedlings.
As for the poll, Vysokinskiy explainedthat it is not about the referendum, but the “representative sample”. Who exactly will conduct a survey, participate in it, and how many people will be included in the sample is still unknown. “We work with professional sociologists. Must be a representative sample. We work in strict accordance with the Charter of Ekaterinburg. (…) We look at the legislation. Who will interrogate, is solved. It may be the entire city, and neighborhood residents”, — quotes the mayor of the portal e1.ru.
Meanwhile, on may 17 it became known that under administrative arrest sent 30 participants of the protest action in the square. About it has reported “Interfax” with reference to the official representative of Verkh-Isetsky regional court.
Protests against the building of one of the few squares in the center of Yekaterinburg began on 13 may. The townspeople, who began spontaneously to protest against the destruction of the Park on Monday evening, was opposed by the staff of chop and men of a sports Constitution who massively caught up in the place of the protest action.