Hundreds protest handover of St. Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to Russian Orthodox Church

RT.com - 29/1/17 Some 2,000 people took part in a rally against the handover of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church. Protesters fear the Church will not maintain the public museum function of the iconic building which is a popular tourist attraction. “Nearly 2,000 people have taken part in protests at the Field of Mars. ...

Interior Ministry Says It Helped Secure Release of Georgian Monk from Captivity in Abkhazia

Civil Georgia 12/2/2012 The Georgian Interior Ministry said in a brief statement on February 11 without providing further details, that a Georgian priest-monk was released “after 25 days of captivity on the occupied territory of Abkhazia as a result of efforts” undertaken by the Ministry. Last month the Georgian media sources reported, that priest-monk Iona, secular ...

Thirty Georgian opposition members detained at Kintsvisi Monastery

Tbilisi, May 27, Interfax - Servicemen of the Georgian Interior Ministry's special operations units have detained approximately 30 people on the premises of Kintsvisi Monastery, where they have been hiding following the suppression of an opposition protest in Tbilisi on Thursday, Georgian media reported on Friday. Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili promised to make a statement ...

President urges to solve Zaporizhzhia church blast Immediately

29-07-2010 President Viktor Yanukovych has demanded that law enforcement agencies immediately respond to and solve a deadly crime committed in the Ukrainian southern city of Zaporizhzhia after the blast hit an Orthodox church killing one woman and injuring nine on Wednesday. The head of state has on Thursday met Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) ...