Category Archives: Russia

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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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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