Category Archives: Russia

Nine buildings of Conception Convent in Moscow returned to the Church

June 21, 2018. Thousands of church and monastery buildings were confiscated and repurposed by the government throughout the USSR. Since its fall, the process of returning those buildings to their rightful owner—the Russian Orthodox Church—has been ongoing. The latest development in this process comes from late last month, when the Moscow Department of Municipal Property issued an order, dated May […]

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The church set on fire in Krasnoyarsk

February 12, 2018. On December 14th, 2016, a resident of Krasnoyarsk set on fire the church of Nativity. Being intoxicated a man tried to assist the office but was refused. Later he returned, doused the doors with petrol and set it on fire. The fire was distinguished by passersby who seized the arsonist. On February 12th, 2018, the 50-year-old arsonist […]

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The memorial cross dismantled in Arkhangelsk

March 1, 2018, in the morning unknown people sawed away the memorial cross near the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and the metochion of Artem-Verkola Monastery in Arkhangelsk. Сrime scene investigation group arrived shortly after and discovered the evidence of deliberate damage to the cross. Legal proceedings for vandalism were initiated. The police is currently searching for criminals. In 2012 […]

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Statement of Interreligious Council in Russia on attack against believers in Kizlyar

February 19, 2018. The Interreligious Council in Russia has issued a statement on the attack made on February 18, 2018, against believers who were coming out of the St. George church (ROC) in Kizlyar. As a result of the shooting opened by a criminal five women were killed and several people were wounded. We, heads and representatives of the traditional […]

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