The rumor about the change of the cross in the Torfyanka to the monument to the moose was a duck

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Moscow theatre festival collection, Moose!The rumor about the change of the cross in the Torfyanka to the monument to the moose was a duck© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Moscow festival of puppet theatres

The information that the deputies LOSINOOSTROVSKY district of Moscow decided to dismantle the memorial cross in the Park, «TORRANCE» and replace it with a monument to the elk, not true, assured on Wednesday, RIA Novosti the head of the municipal district LOSINOOSTROVSKY Nina Simon.

Earlier in mass media appeared information that the decision of the district deputies adopted following the consideration of the application of a private person. Moreover, the authorities allegedly voted for it unanimously, as a monument to the moose will be «a symbol of the area, nature, uniting all residents, regardless of religious beliefs.»

According to her, do the municipal districts received a letter with such a request. Meeting of the Board of deputies has been informed of this message.

«This decision (to demolish the cross — ed.) and nobody has accepted. We gave the citizen the answer is that as long as the Park «TORRANCE» is the area reserved for the construction of the temple complex and owned by ROC, to talk about the location where someone or something is impossible», — said Simonov.

In the summer of 2015 between the inhabitants of LOSINOOSTROVSKY district turned into a confrontation on the issue of the transfer of part of the territory of the Park «TORRANCE» for the construction of the temple. The court then ruled that the construction of the law, a diocese said it was willing to consider the possibility of construction of Kazan Church in another appropriate place. Alternatively, the «Torfyanka» believers dedicated two plots on the Anadyr passage, one of them has already built a temporary temple.

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