Renaming the province and various street and square names that honor atheist Bolsheviks and the murderers of the Royal Family has been a hot topic in Ekaterinburg for several years.
On Tuesday, February 9, His Eminence Metropolitan Eugene of Ekaterinburg headed the annual meeting of the Ekaterinburg branch of the World Russian People’s Council at the Royal Cultural and Educational Center, which discussed the issue of street names bearing the names of Bolsheviks.
The Council resolved to continue its informational and educational activities for the renaming of the region and the revival of historical names of streets that today bear the names of terrorists, including those involved in the murder of the Royal Family, reports the Ekaterinburg Diocese.
Public activists have raised the possibility of a system of street signs with both the modern and historical street names indicated, as is done in a number of Russian cities.
Renaming the province and various street and square names that honor atheist Bolsheviks and the murderers of the Royal Family has been a hot topic in Ekaterinburg for several years. In July, the Diocese spoke in favor of renaming Sverdlovsk Province, because the revolutionary Yakov Sverdlov, who is believed to have participated in the murder of Tsar Nicholas and his family, should not be a reference point for society.
In March 2019, Russian state deputies also proposed renaming it as the Romanov Province, in honor of the Holy Royal Martyrs. Representatives of the Orthodox community of Ekaterinburg have also been fighting for Khokhryakov Street, named after a Bolshevik revolutionary who was personally involved in the brutal murder of several clerics, to be renamed.
Among the other main items discussed were the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Alexander Nevsky being celebrated this year, and the 335th anniversary of the birth of the founding father of Ekaterinburg Vasily Nikitich Tatischev. Council members also decided to support the establishment of a center of moral and spiritual culture and traditions of charity, and to revive the old city tradition of charity established by the Royal Family.
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