Category Archives: Russia

Vandals burnt a four-meter cross beside the Andronikov monastery in Moscow

May 29, 2017 – On Sunday night, unknown assailants burnt the four-meter cross beside the Saint Andronikov monastery in Moscow. “The vandals hacked it with an axe, covered it with flammable liquids and burnt the cross beside the monastery”, according to Lada Savonina, the Director of the monastery’s public restoration movement. The cross was established near a miraculous well and […]

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An Orthodox chapel is burnt in Arkhangelsk

April 24, 2017 – A chapel is burnt near a railway station in the city of Arkhangelsk, Russia. It was initially believed that the fire was caused due to an electric malfunction. But further investigation led to a conclusion that intentional arson is the most likely reason. Items supporting this hypothesis were found on the crime scene upon investigation from […]

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Court in Tver (Russia) defends an assailant, who stabbed an Orthodox 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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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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