In the Park near the Nikolskaya tower of the Moscow Kremlin took place the opening ceremony of the memorial cross to Grand Prince Sergei Alexandrovich. Participation in the event was attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, according to "History of Russia" on Thursday, may 4.
The memorial cross is located on the site of the death of the Prince. It was built on public donations in 1905 and destroyed in 1918. The re-establishment of the monument was carried out by Russian military historical society (RVIO) and the Fund of assistance to revival of traditions of mercy and charity "Elisabeth-sergievskoe educational society" on behalf of the President.
The Minister of culture and head of RVIA Vladimir Medinsky described the discovery of the cross "symbolic gesture". "This monument in itself is a sad lesson of denial of their past. After objectively studying our revolution and the Soviet era with all its tragedies and achievements, we must learn the lessons. We see that the attempts to distort historical memory, to no good leads," he said.
The head of the Ministry of culture added that the memorial cross "should become not only a symbol of memory of the Moscow mayor, but also a Testament to the unity of Russia, a visible reminder of the unacceptability of the ideology of violence and the destruction of historical heritage".
Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, the fifth son of Emperor Alexander II, born may 11, 1857. Was the Moscow Governor-General and a member of the State Council. The Prince died on 4 February 1905 by a bomb thrown by a socialist-revolutionary Ivan kaliayev