Orthodox News

MOSCOW: The punk protesters of the collective “Pussy Riot” have been found guilty of hooliganism, according to RIA Novosti. A crowd of up to a thousand people have begun chanting in anger outside. Opposition leaders such as chess Gary Kasparov, have been arrested.

The protesters’ lawyer, Mark Feygin, tweeted a few minutes before the verdict was read that a conviction was likely. The defense team in general had been hoping for a short sentence, but didn’t seem to expect other than a guilty verdict.

The judge handed down a term of two years imprisonment.

Live updates are available at RIA Novosti.

There is also a live blog at the Wall Street Journal.

August 17, 2012

Updated: Punk Trial Verdict: GUILTY – Two Years

MOSCOW: The punk protesters of the collective “Pussy Riot” have been found guilty of hooliganism, according to RIA Novosti. A crowd of up to a thousand […]
August 14, 2012

Russians want Church out of politics

Via RT: Three quarters of Russians believe the Russian Orthodox Church should keep away from politics, while half of the citizens think the Church has some […]
August 12, 2012

Orthodox Christians Prepare for Dormition Fast

For Eastern Orthodox Christians all over the world following the traditional calendar, two weeks of fasting begin Tuesday morning in preparation for the feast of the […]
July 31, 2012

MP to Build Church Next to FSB Academy

In what is probably the most blatant demonstration of collusion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the FSB (formerly the KGB) yet, Patr. Kirill has laid the […]