Category Archives: Russia

Russian Orthodox Church calls ECHR decision on Pussy Riot members’ appeal blow to legal protection of religious freedom

December 5, 2018. The Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church says that the European Court of Human Rights’ refusal to reconsider its Pussy Riot ruling restricts religious freedom in Europe. “It is regrettable that the court rejected Russia’s appeal and refused to refer the case to the Grand Chamber. The court evaded a serious and substantive discussion of its […]

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The foundation stone of the St Eugene (Botkin) Church is twice vandalised

October 25, 2018. In Pervouralsk (the Russian Federation), unknowns desecrated the foundation stone laid at the construction site of a church (Russian Orthodox Church) in honour of saint Eugene Botkin. At first, there was an attempt to destroy the stone with a sledgehammer, then the stone was splashed with paint.  The clergy has failed a complaint against the vandal to […]

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Russia appeals ECHR ruling over P-Riot case

October 19, 2018. Three young women from the all-female band were tried in Russia in 2012 for hooliganism after staging an improvised performance in one of the country’s biggest cathedrals for a music video earlier in the same year. The case attracted international attention, with many Western media outlets depicting P-Riot as artists persecuted for their anti-government message. By the […]

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