Interior Ministry: a procession in St. Petersburg took place without violations

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty in fotoracconti the course in honor of Alexander Nevsky in St. PetersburgInterior Ministry: a procession in St. Petersburg took place without violations© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty the image Bank

The procession in honor of the day of the relics of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, passed without violations of public order, told RIA Novosti the representative of the regional interior Ministry.

The procession passed along the Nevsky Prospekt from the Kazan Cathedral to the Alexander Nevsky square.

«The procession gathered about 100 thousand people and passed without violations of public order», — said the Agency interlocutor.

Twelfth day of September 1724, the founder of the Northern capital of the Emperor Peter I personally moved in he established a monastery relics of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, resting until then in Vladimir. So the city on the Neva river acquired its patron Saint and protector, and the day on 12 September was in St. Petersburg of a special occasion.

In 1743 the Empress Elizabeth, was established city-wide celebratory procession in day of the relics of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky. The tradition of the procession along the Nevsky prospect on September 12, interrupted in the years of Soviet power was renewed during the main celebrations of the 300th anniversary of Alexander Nevsky Lavra in 2013.

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