Russian Resurrection (so-called)

Look at that. Russia manages to effectively ban ROAC but people who think imprisonment of dissidents and felonies, and misuse of the law, make up a decent religion— survive to shove their religion down Russia’s collective throat, thanks to the courts. Actually, now that I think about it, that actually makes sense, all things considered. Just one oligarchy doing the enabling over the other. NFTU

(nytimes/AP) Russia’s ban on the Church of Scientology is illegal, the European Court of Human Rights said Thursday in a binding ruling. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, ended a case brought by two Russian Scientology branches that were refused listing as “religious organizations” because they had not existed for at least 15 years. The court, based in Strasbourg, France, said Russia could not ban the Church of Scientology only because it had not been in the country for long, and awarded the groups a total of nearly $30,000 in damages and costs.

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October 2, 2009

Scientology declared legal in Russia by EU Court

Look at that. Russia manages to effectively ban ROAC but people who think imprisonment of dissidents and felonies, and misuse of the law, make up a […]
September 21, 2009

MP now suing for convent building

(Hat tip to R.D.) This was a letter sent to various channels by Bishop Andrei of Pavlovskoye, the ROAC’s resident Bishop in New Jersey. It appears […]
September 20, 2009

Russia: Sacrifices to the Gods in St Petersburg

2004: “Metropolitan Laurus: ‘We are left with very good impressions: churches and monasteries are being reborn, great works of renovation are under way, divine services are […]
September 20, 2009

MP: ROCOR Metropolitan Anastassy a Fascist, “Fascist Monuments” to be removed

(source: roacusa.org) A curious fax from 2006 has just been revealed between Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk (now Patriarch Kirill) and Vladimir Putin. The document reveals that […]