Category Archives: Russia

Robbery in an Orthodox temple.

February 15, 2016. The police of Kazan (Russia) are searching for a robber who got into Yaroslavl Miracle-Workers church, located in the territory of Arskoye cemetery, as the website Interfaх-Religion reports. “According to the preliminary data, donation boxes were broken and gold jewelry, hanging on the icons, was stolen” says the Press Service of the Administration of the Ministry of […]

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Fundamentals of Orthodox Culture has difficulties to be introduced in Tatarstan’s schools

February 10, 2015 the metropolitan of Tatarstan and Kazan Theophanes stated that it proves quite “difficult” to introduce the subject “Fundamentals of Orthodox Culture” (FOC) in the curriculum in Tatarstan, as reports sedmitza.ru. “It is a complicated question and I wouldn’t like to cross swords over challenging issues” – he sad during the press conference at the diocesan office. He […]

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Orthodox Christian activists demanded to ban the concerts of a Polish band Batushka

February 10, 2016 Roman Plyuta, the Chairman of the non-governmental organization “Orthodox Union” (Krasnodar), addressed to Alexander Bastrykin, the chairman of Russian Investigative Committee, demanding to prosecute the organizers of concerts of Polish metal band Batushka (“Father”), to be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg in April, interfax.ru reports. “The doings of the “Batushka” band have all the signs of […]

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Discrimination against orthodox schools in funding.

January 29, 2016. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia Kirill stated that the orthodox schools are discriminated against in the matter of funding as Interfax reports. “Though the principle of equal funding of public and private schools is enshrined in the legislation some regional governments are seeking ways to reduce funding of orthodox schools compared to the […]

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Vandalism in an Orthodox Church

December 24, 2015. The District Court of Meleuzovsky region of the Republic of Mordovia (Russia) condemned two citizens of 20 and 19-years old respectively, for robbery and damages in a church, as the website of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bashkortostan reports. The court found that in April 2015, the two citizens and their minor accomplice planned to […]

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