Category Archives: Russia

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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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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