The head of Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev said that successfully ousted from the region the celebration of Valentine’s Day and Halloween, according to “the South.ru”.
A speech about ideology and pedagogy, the Governor spoke at the all-Russian forum of the registered Cossack troops, which was opened in Krasnodar, 5 Oct.
“Education in the spirit of patriotism begins with the lessons of history – but that does not mean that we read it only in books, we ourselves create it. We fight for culture, singing our Cossack songs. And Kuban is no longer Valentines and hallowing,” said Kondratev. “The Cup of tea empty. If we do not pour, then pour more. And our children will choke on them”, – he stressed.
Two years ago the Governor resented the popularity of Halloween: in his Twitter he wrote that “it is unlikely that the Kuban Cossacks, who on may 9 marched in columns of “Immortal regiment”, we need Halloween.”
Earlier the regional Ministry of education and science recommended to the Kuban schools do not celebrate Halloween, and the rector of the Krasnodar temple of Christmas was called the festival “a road to sodomy”.
As for Valentine’s Day in February 2016 Kuban Orthodox activists compare this holiday with the betrayal of Judas, hung out on the Bridge of kisses a banner. And in 2012, Kuban diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church called Valentine’s Day a commercial holiday and appealed to a couple of residents with a request not to live in sin.