Category Archives: violence, inhumane treatment

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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A priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was physically assaulted in the Odessa oblast

February 20, 2017 – Unknown individuals have committed an attack on the Parish house at the Petropavlovsk cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the village of Vasilievka, Odessa oblast. The evildoers have committed serious physical assault against the Archpriest Alexei Glushko. The priest heard noises at around 3:00 A.M. outside of his home, where […]

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