Category Archives: Russia

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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Reaction of the ROC on the assault on the church of St George in Dagestan

February 19, 2018. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has voiced his condolences to the families of the victims of the shooting incident in Dagestan’s Kizlyar on Sunday. “His Holiness Patriarch Kirill has been deeply shocked by today’s bloody events near a church in Kizlyar. He has offered his most sincere condolences to the relatives and loved ones of […]

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Five parishioners killed returning from the office in Orthodox church of St George in Dagestan

February 18,2018. At about 4:30 pm on February 18, an unidentified man has opened shooting from a hunting rifle on townspeople in Dagestan Kizlyar. According to TASS, at this time parishioners left the service from the orthodox church of St. George. This information confirmed Mayor of Kizlyar Alexander Shuvalov. Rector of the Church Father Pavel told RBC that people began to leave the church after the end of […]

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The Holy Ascension Cathedral vandalized

February 8, 2018. On July 26th, 2017, a 20-year-old man used the spray mist to draw “Allahu Akbar” and swastika signs on the property of the Holy Ascension Cathedral in Naberezhnye Chelny, the Republic of Tatarstan. The drawings were found by parishioners next day. Having read the signs, the clergy decided to call the police. The law enforcement authorities examined […]

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