Category Archives: Russia

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, 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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Criminal prosecution for offence of religious feelings

December 16, 2015. The Investigative Committee of Kirov region (Russia) started a criminal prosecution against two inhabitants, as the website of the Investigation Department of Kirov region reports. The prosecution is based on the Criminal Code (public actions, expressing obvious disrespect for society in order to insult religious feelings of believers). According to the investigators, at the evening of September […]

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