Category Archives: Russia

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill asks from Duma to shape the moral consciousness of the society

March 29, 2016. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill speaking before the Moscow State Duma deputies, urged them not to justify the utilitarian preservation of names of city objects which perpetuate the memory of murderers and terrorists, as the website pravoslavie reports. The primate of the Russian Orthodox Church noted “I do not encourage the demolition of monuments and […]

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Attempt to Desecrate the Cross on the Construction Site of an Orthodox Church

March 3, 2016. Law enforcement officers of Losinoostrovsky North-Eastern Administrative District of Moscow (Russia) prevented an attempt to desecrate the orthodox cross located on the construction site on Ostashkovskiy Alley, as orthodox radiostation Radonez and the press service of the ‘Sorok Sorokov’ orthodox movement reports. Police officers ordered to dismantle the tent camp in the Torfyanka Park that was set up […]

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Ural ‘voodoo master’ goes on trial for public insult of religious feelings of believers’

February 19, 2016. The case of ‘voodoo master’, who sacrificed a rooster in Yekaterinburg (Russia), was brought to court by the prosecutor’s office. According to the information from prosecutor’s office, the man known as the ‘Voodoo master’ publicly decapitated a rooster and sprinkled its blood upon Orthodox Christian funeral pall October 2014 having previously invited the representatives of mass media. […]

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Metropolitan Theophanes criticized authorities for having refused to transfer Saint Isaac Cathedral to the ownership of the Church

February19, 2016. The refusal of the authorities to deliver Saint Isaac Cathedral  (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) to the Russian Orthodox Church was subject to criticism by Metropolitan of Kazan and Tatarstan Theophanes, Interfax reports. “The opponents of the delivery of this site to the Church seem to have forgotten that this highly valuable building was constructed with the contributions and financial donations […]

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St. Petersburg City Court confirmed that the online community shall be blocked for insulting the feelings of Orthodox believers

February 16, 2016. The judicial panel of the St. Petersburg City Court (Russia) dismissed the appeal of the representatives of LLC Sarafanka (enjoys the rights on the trademark MDK – “IF”) concerning blocking of the popular online community VKontakte as Interfax reports. The chairman of the judicial panel announced that the decision of Smolny District Court of October 27, 2015 […]

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