Category Archives: Russia

Terrorist act averted at Orthodox Monastery in Russia

June 15, 2016. A terrorist act was averted in the largest men’s monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church with several centuries of history—the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, as reports pravoslavie.ru. As learned from a source in the Federal Security Service [FSB], on June 14 in several cafes in the Pushkin region of Podmoskovye were found homemade explosive devices and schemes and […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is calling upon the Ukrainian authorities not to interfere in affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church.

May 1, 2016. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is calling upon the Ukrainian authorities not to attempt to reform the field of religion for political reasons, as Interfax reports. “We have to remind all the authorities (in Ukraine) that the religious beliefs of people and the life of the Church are sacred and shouldn’t be reformed […]

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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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