Category Archives: Russia

Court in Tver (Russia) defends an assailant, who stabbed an Orthodox Christian priest with scissors

April 21, 2017 – Two courts in the Tver oblast have defended a self-proclaimed “Metropolitan” Oleg Zimayev of a breakaway religious group called “The Apostolic Orthodox Church”. The assailant; Oleg Zimayev, stabbed a priest from the Russian Orthodox Church in the head and arms with scissors in front of two witnesses. The court documents report that the assailant has conducted […]

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April 7, 2017 – The Smolensk Cemetery in St. Petersburg has seen about thirty Orthodox Christian crosses and symbols destroyed by a group of young people. They have also defiled some monuments dedicated to victims of the TU-154 aviation catastrophe. The group of assailants has conducted their vandalism in the course of one kilometer. The police have apprehended the suspects. […]

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Moscow Police misinterprets an Orthodox Christian sign as an extremist message

March 29, 2017 – On March 15, while celebrating the centennial anniversary of the existence of the Appearance of “Derzhavny” icon of the Mother of God, a triumphant, traditional prayerful standing was conducted, dedicated to this anniversary. The “Derzhavnaya” icon is a symbol of the Virgin’s Protection of Russia, and is very venerated by all believers in the country, especially […]

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A court verdict is handed out to an assailant for starting a fire of an Orthodox cupola near a holy water source

March 28, 2017 – In March 2017, the regional (oblast) court of Lipetsk (Russia) has handed out a guilty verdict to a 24-year old resident of Engels (Saratov oblast), named Alexander Adrianov, and to an 18 year-old resident of Lipetsk Pavel Shavrin. The resident of Engels is guilty under Article 115.2 b),c) of Penal Code of Russian Federation – “Intentional […]

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Robbers attempting to steal gold from icons in an Orthodox Cathedral are apprehended in Chelyabinsk oblast

March 21, 2017 – Members of the Russian Guards have apprehended two men suspected of robbing church property in Kyshtym (Chelyabinsk oblast, Russia). In the morning of March 20, a worker of the Birth of Christ Church has contacted the local security when she saw the two men lifting the glass on top of the icon to steal the golden […]

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