Why Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra have been exhumed

The Week - September 2015 The remains of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra have been exhumed as part of a Russian investigation into the Romanov royal family’s murder. The couple and their children –  Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei – were murdered by Bolsheviks in 1918. Nicholas II, Alexandra, Olga, Tatiana and Anastasia are buried at Peter and ...

Orthodox faith was the decisive factor for the Victory – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes

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Interfax-religion Moscow, May 8, Interfax - Orthodox faith played the main role for the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes. “Despite the fact that state atheism was officially established in the Soviet Union, it was Orthodox faith and moral principles connected with it ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin responds to the call for exhuming the remains of the tzar family

Russian Imperial Family Historical Society - 23/3/15 Also Read - Head of the Russian State Archive suggests to exhume remains of the tzar family to examine them again Visit FB PageHere Moscow:The Head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin appeared on at TV show and referred to the conflict. He said that ...

Church official: scientologists, Jehovah’s Witnesses are American agents

Moscow, January 30, Interfax - The head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, believes Russia should not give favorable treatment to scientologists and Jehovah's Witnesses. "From my viewpoint, it is not surprising that scientologist offices are now being searched in connection with fraud," he told Interfax-Religion on Friday. According to earlier ...

National policy should focus on worthy support of Russian people – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

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Moscow, December 12, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate again urges to support Russian people. “I hope that life of Russian people will get adequate, worthy support in course of working out and realizing state programs of policy on national field formed in our state,” head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin: “Orthodoxy Has Created Russia”

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin: “Orthodoxy Has Created Russia”

November 13, 2014. The Declaration of Russian Identity was adopted at the eighteenth World Russian People's Council on November 11. In particular, the Declaration says that “every Russian should recognize Orthodox Christianity as the basic of their national culture”. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, Chairman of the Synodal Department for the Cooperation between the Church and Society, ...

They try to deprive Russia of spiritual weapon, which is more powerful than nuclear one – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

They try to deprive Russia of spiritual weapon, which is more powerful than nuclear one – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

Moscow, October 9, Interfax - Loss of spiritual weapon is the most terrific thing for Russia, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes. “They try to deprive Russia of its spiritual weapon, which, I believe, is more powerful than nuclear one,” Father Vsevolod said on air his programVechnost i ...

Russia shouldn’t make excuses to the USA for building relations of religion, society and state – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

Moscow, July 31, Interfax - Russia and other states have the right for their own model of relations between religion and state different from the USA and they should not make excuses for it, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said commenting the recent report of the USA ...

Russia’s mission is to proclaim God’s truth to the whole world, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes

29/3/14 Russia has a special calling in the world, and the country has to prove it both to Russians and foreigners, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said. Moscow, March 28, Interfax – Russia has a special calling in the world, and the country has to prove it both to Russians and foreigners, head ...

Volgograd attacks carried out by foreigners ‘captive to dark forces’, says Church

Jonathan Luxmoore - 1/1/14 The Tablet  Russia's Orthodox Patriarch has condemned suicide bomb attacks in Volgograd, blaming them on foreigners "captive to dark forces". Following the twin suicide bomb blasts on Sunday and Monday, which left 31 dead and dozens injured, Patriarch Kirill said in a telegram to the city's governor: “Death and mutilation have been sown by terrorists coming ...

Snowden deals blow to ‘global electronic prison camp’ – Russian Orthodox Church

31/7/13 Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin has praised Russian authorities for not caving in to pressure from abroad, saying granting asylum to US whistleblower Edward Snowden would help prevent the establishment of a ‘global electronic prison camp’. “It is encouraging news that Russia is demonstrating its independence in this case as it has in many others, despite the pressure” ...

Russian Church official attacks Stalin but says Soviet history is not all bad

4/3/12 A top Russian Orthodox cleric has praised the Russian people for disrupting Stalin’s plan to change the historical course of Russia, but at the same time called for not all Soviet history to be painted black. “I doubt that Stalin wanted Russia to return to its roots, he sincerely lived by the ideals of the World ...

Church Seeks to Restrict Access to Solovki

Roland Oliphant - 2/2/13 Access to the Solovetsky islands, home to one of Russia's most  important monasteries, could be restricted in a bid to preserve  the archipelago's "special way of life," a top ranking clergyman  said. Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin said Thursday that  the Solovetsky islands in the White Sea and the Valaam islands  in ...

Russia should not copy Western democracy, Eastern caliphate – Russian Orthodox Church

Stavropol, December 12, Interfax - Russia will not copy foreign political models, no matter if it is Western democracy or a world caliphate, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, said. "I hope that the history of Russian statehood and Russian pubic processes, especially those that occurred in the ...

Attacks on Christian, Muslim holy places raise issue of moral limits of freedom – Russian Church

Moscow, September 20, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has reminded people who start religious conflicts and riots that freedom of expression should have clear moral limits. "I personally think that the continuing actions in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the appearance of a film insulting the founder of Islam, the attacks on U.S. embassies ...

Russian Orthodox Church Spokesman Slams Abortions

2/7/2012 Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin has sharply criticized abortions, comparing them to Holocaust, and has said he hopes Russians will consider them unacceptable. “Abortions are the most terrible Holocaust in humanity’s life,” said Chaplin, who led a rally and a prayer against abortions and homosexual propaganda in downtown Moscow’s Gogolevsky Boulevard on Sunday. “Abortions have ...

Church calls on believers to unite for country’s revival

Moscow, May 4, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has urged believers not to cede to pressure and actively participate in the country's life. "We need a peaceful army of Orthodox Christians - a spiritual, cultural, informative, political army, not sword-wielding, not frightening anyone, but showing the wise, good, unbending, strong-willed force of our people for ...

Russian Orthodox Church criticizes dissemination of opposition leaflets in Christ the Savior Cathedral

Moscow, May 2, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church considers the dissemination of leaflets on a church territory inappropriate and calls for respecting the sanctity of the place. It was reported earlier that unidentified people had thrown out leaflets on the territory of Christ the Savior Cathedral, calling on parishioners to join a protest rally on ...

Russia: Orthodox Church Wants Lenin Inspected For Extremism

31/3/2012 The Russian Orthodox Church has come up with an initiative to check the works of the founding fathers of bolshevism for extremism. “We have to discuss whether the works of Lenin, Trotsky and other Bolshevik leaders can be considered extremist,” says Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, Head of Church External Relations. “How should we treat them and those ...

People’s choice of Putin is wise – Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow, March 5, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate supports the choice the majority of Russians made in favor of Vladimir Putin in the March 4 election. "The choice of the majority of people is obvious; this is a display of wisdom, seriousness and true care for the country and one's near. Our people are not senseless ...