Category Archives: property rights

A new attack is planned against an Orthodox church in the village of Ptichiya

March 19, 2017 – There is a plenary session of the village council planned for the village of Ptichiya, Rivne oblast (Ukraine). One of the questions that will be discussed involves conducting a referendum about the transfer of the Saint Uspensky Church of the village. The residents of the village see this as another attempt at seizing the church. “Questions […]

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Orthodox Christian residents of Krasnoyarsk are protesting the demolition of their church

March 18, 2017 – It has become known that the authorities of Krasnoyarsk intend to demolish the Orthodox temple consecrated to the Three Holy Hierarchs in order to widen the Sverdlovsk Street in the center of the city. The cathedral was built in 1890, almost 130 years ago. Parishioners and local residents are protesting the demolition of the church. The […]

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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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In Kozelets, the city council illegally transfers an Orthodox Church to the Kiev Patriarchate

February 25, 2017 – The members of the Chernigov oblast council have transferred the Ascension Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to the Kiev Patriarchate. The church was handed over to the Kiev Patriarchate, despite protests from the UOC members and the Cross procession, conducted as a sign of protest last summer. There were attempts […]

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Residents of Irlyava are asking for protection against the violations of the Uniate Church

February 21, 2017 – Residents of the Uzhgorod oblast village Irlyava wrote an open letter to the head of the local council, with a demand to resolve a dispute with the Greek-Catholic-Uniate community of the village. According to the Union of Orthodox Journalists (UOJ), the residents are sure that the Uniates want to illegally seize the Saint Elijah Church, located […]

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