Category Archives: Russia

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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A priest faces charges for comparing Hitler and Lenin

March 7, 2018. The rector of Dormition church in Ekaterinburg, protopriest Eugenie Popichenko is on trial accused of incitement of hatred or enmity and of violation of human dignity. The trial was initiated after the priest commented on renaming the streets named after soviet officials. “ Should we name the street after Shamil Basayev, for example, or after Gebbels or […]

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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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