Russia

Maxim Yefimov, a Russian blogger, who criticized the Moscow Patriarchate on his blog, saying, “Karelia is sick of priests”, and was subsequently almost put in a mental institution, has been granted political asylum in Estonia, after applying for some months, according to the Russian News Service. Yefimov had been prosecuted for   inciting hatred or enmity, as well as the humiliation of a group of persons on the grounds of religion” (part 1 of Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code).

The question comes to mind: At what point will the Moscow Patriarchate just stop persecuting, stealing, and threatening people who make the mildest of criticism, not to mention people who just want to exist in Russia apart from it?

October 21, 2012

MP Critic Granted Asylum in Estonia

Maxim Yefimov, a Russian blogger, who criticized the Moscow Patriarchate on his blog, saying, “Karelia is sick of priests”, and was subsequently almost put in a […]
October 19, 2012

MP Sergianists Ready to Deploy Black-Shirts

According to an October 18, 2012 article by Interfax-Religion, the VCIOM ( a noted pollster agency with extensive ties to the Russian ruling elite) agency released […]
October 10, 2012

RUSSIA: Priests Avoid Draft– Seminarians? Not Really

(Source: Moskovskii komsomolets) Young people of draft age have ceased to be refused clerical ordination because beginning 2013 priests will not be taken into the army. The […]
September 29, 2012

Bp. Ambrose of Methone (SiR) Visits Georgia

In mid-August, Bp. Ambrose of Methone, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Alania (Alania being a name of the North Ossetia-Alania republic in the Russian Federation), […]