Category Archives: Russia

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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The pressure on the Russian Orthodox Church has increased

January 9, 2018. According to a senior spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church, Aleksandr Shipkov, last year the church suffered more intense informational pressure than in 2015 and 2016. “I would divide this year in three periods. The first one included the campaign around the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the second (summer and autumn 2017) – the campaign around film ‘’Matilda’’, […]

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Unknown people set fire to the Orthodox church near Moscow

January 4, 2018. Unknown attackers committed arson on the wooden Orthodox church of All Saints in the town of Mytischi near Moscow, as reports Interfax-Religion. “The wooden trailer, which we recently purchased to store the scenery for Sunday school performances and other attributes was completely set on fire. At first, the door was broken, the lock was destructed, the walls […]

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The memorial cross vandalized in Andronikov Monastery

December 17, 2017. The memorial cross, mounted at the place of ancient water well, built by the founder of the Andronikov Monastery, was vandalized by unknown people. During the walk-over of the Monastery and its ancient nekropole the acts of vandalism were reported. The surface of the memorial cross was deeply chopped by the axe and the thinnings were found […]

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