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Director of St. Petersburg orthodox pilgrimage center attacked by unknown assailants

August 29, 2017. Director General of St. Petersburg’s St. Athanasius the Athonite Pilgrimage Center Evgeny Vorontsov and his assistant were injured in a recent attack by unknown assailants with rubber-bullet pistols. The occurred on Nevsky Prospekt, one of the main roads in St. Petersburg, a source within law enforcement reported to RIA-Novosti. “On August 28, three unknown men entered the […]

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Monument to Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarevich Alexey in Novosibirsk attacked with axe

August 1, 2017. Novosibirsk police are looking into the damage inflicted on a monument to Tsar Nicholas II and his son Tsarevich Alexey, installed in July at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, reports Interfax-Religion, with reference to the press service of the regional office of Russian Internal Affairs. According to police, a 31-year-old Novosibirsk man placed a ladder against the newly-consecrated […]

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The diocese of Orel is asking to find the author of the defamatory false claim about the Jeep of the bishop

May 30, 2017 – The diocese of Orel is asking the law enforcement agencies to settle the problem about a claim from the Bishop of Livensk and Maloarchanel Nektariy about his automobile. “We believe that the law enforcement agencies will be able to locate the author of the ‘letter’, which was supposedly written from an Archpriest in the diocese, from […]

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Robbery and desecration of a Russian Orthodox Church in Voronezh

May 29, 2017 – Unknown assailants have broken into the Bogoyavlensk Orthodox Church in the center of Voronezh and stole the donation box. The incident occurred on Monday morning. The police are currently investigating the perpetrators, trying to determine the amount of the funds stolen. A criminal investigation under article “Theft” has been opened. Furthermore, local media sources state that […]

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