Category Archives: Russia

Orthodox Christians are outraged by the performance at the St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

February 23, 2019 – During a secular concert, a choir performed a humorous song about a nuclear strike on Washington at the St. Isaac’s Cathedral on the Defender of the Fatherland Day. This fact provoked widespread outrage from the Orthodox Christians, reports Center for Information and Analysis referencing “Slowly the missiles float away – Do not wait to see […]

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Russian Orthodox Church calls ECHR decision on Pussy Riot members’ appeal blow to legal protection of religious freedom

December 5, 2018. The Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church says that the European Court of Human Rights’ refusal to reconsider its Pussy Riot ruling restricts religious freedom in Europe. “It is regrettable that the court rejected Russia’s appeal and refused to refer the case to the Grand Chamber. The court evaded a serious and substantive discussion of its […]

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Russia appeals ECHR ruling over P-Riot case

October 19, 2018. Three young women from the all-female band were tried in Russia in 2012 for hooliganism after staging an improvised performance in one of the country’s biggest cathedrals for a music video earlier in the same year. The case attracted international attention, with many Western media outlets depicting P-Riot as artists persecuted for their anti-government message. By the […]

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