Category Archives: Russia

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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Karelia (Russia) politicians considering to reverse the grant of a building to an Orthodox monastery, citing “fake” registration procedures

March 16, 2017 – The parliament members of the Republic of Karelia decided to overlook a previous decision of granting the “Winter Hotel” building to the Valaam Monastery. The building was granted to the monastery in 2006; however, the deputies put in question that the land transfer is violating the rights of citizens. They claim it is “not valid, false”. […]

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