Nationalists issue threats against the priest who installed a monument to Prince Vladimir

September 30, 2017. Threatening inscriptions of unknown hooligans with the symbols of the “National Corps” appeared at night on the house of the UOC priest, Father Pavel Linnik in the village of Slobodka, who was one of the main initiators of the installation of the monument to Holy Prince Vladimir in Malin, writes ”Orthodox Ukraine on Guard of the Constitution”.

It is reported that the inscriptions and stickers “greetings from Givi” and “get away Moscow priest from Zhitomir” were found in the morning. The priest’s children are frightened.

Similar inscriptions and damages of the name-bearing plate of the temple were also found on the church of the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan, the rector of which is Father Pavel.

The day before, the director of Malin Forestry College informed the priest that he had received threats in connection with the monument.

The monument to Vladimir the Great in the city of Malin, Zhytomir region, was opened on September 25. The monument was installed on the territory of Malin Forestry College on the site of the former monument to Lenin. Hundreds of Malin citizens and residents of nearby villages participated in the celebrations.

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