Let Us Spray: Orthodox Graffiti Comes to Russia

Before Rimrus sprayed over the wall. Source: Pikabu.ru

  Globalvoices - May 2017 The Russian Orthodox Church and street art don’t tend to go hand in hand, but a recent collaboration between a provincial street artist and a priest has proven an exception to that rule. Last month, an artist who goes by “Rimrus” from the city of Volgodonsk in southern Russia, noticed that the wall surrounding ...

Russian blogger arrested for 2 months for playing Pokémon Go in church

RT - September 2016 A 21-year-old blogger from the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia's Urals has been arrested for two months, after he posted a video on YouTube showing him playing the popular augmented reality game in an Orthodox church. Although hunting for the fictional creatures has been quite "successful" in regard to the number of Pokémon the ...