Category Archives: Russia

Orthodox church of Elijah the Prophet robbed in Moscow

July 30, 2018. The temple of Elijah the Prophet in Cherkizovo in the east of Moscow was robbed on the night from the 29th to 30th of July by unknown persons, after the rector of the church, deputy administrator of the affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archimandrite Savva (Tutunov). “It happened tonight.” At midnight the temple was inspected by the […]

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3 killed in Muslim terrorist attack on orthodox church in Grozny

May 21, 2018. Three innocent people, including two Internal Affairs officers, were killed when Muslim terrorists attempted to capture the Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny, the capital city of the Russian Chechen Republic, during the Saturday evening service. The four militants were also killed by Special Ops forces: “The militants infiltrated the Church of the Archangel Michael to […]

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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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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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