Moscow Patriarchate

January 22, 2015  (Source: http://www.interfax-religion.com)

Moscow, January 21, Interfax – The Russian Church believes the recent rally in protest against ‘insults towards people’s religious feelings’ held in Grozny is important, as is the fact that Orthodox Christians took part in it.

“Let’s not forget that the Russian Northern Caucasus has become a target of religious extremists and terrorists more often that the other regions in Russia and the world, and for this reason, it is important to hear the people who have taken to the streets of Grozny,” Vladimir Legoyda, the head of the Synodal Information Department, was quoted by his press service as saying.

According to earlier reports, over 1 million people took part in a rally protesting against the publications of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Grozny on Monday. Among the rally participants was Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya. A similar protest was held in Ingushetia on Saturday. It had approximately 15,000 participants.

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