Putin Attacks Free Speech For His Friends at the Orthodox Church

Putin Attacks Free Speech For His Friends at the Orthodox Church

Putin Attacks Free Speech For His Friends at the Orthodox Church The on-going court case of blogger Viktor Krasnov, who wrote “There is no God” on VKontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook in 2014 highlights the religious turn the country has taken under President Vladimir Putin. Krasnov was taken from his apartment in Stavropol, and forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. During this month long detention, Krasnov was determined fit to stand trial. He charge was “insult[ing] the feelings” of religious believers under a controversial new law implemented by Putin…

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Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police

Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police

Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police Four suspects in the twin attack on police in Russia’s southern city of Astrakhan have been shot dead during a manhunt, hours after their second attack since Tuesday, the National Guard said. The gunmen killed two officers, seriously injuring two others. Three Russian National Guard servicemen were shot at from a moving vehicle at a checkpoint on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported. One of the attackers was killed on the spot. Police cordoned off the entire district…

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Russia Ukraine ‘terrorist attacks’ in Crimea foiled

Russia: Ukraine 'terrorist attacks' in Crimea foiled

Russia Ukraine ‘terrorist attacks’ in Crimea foiled Moscow says it has also beaten back an armed assault by Kiev, which called the claims “hysterical and false”. The allegations of Kiev’s attacks in Crimea are likely to fuel further tensions between Russia and Ukraine [Reuters] Russia’s federal security agency says it has thwarted “terrorist attacks” by the Ukrainian military in Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Kiev in 2014, and beaten back an armed assault. The FSB said on Wednesday that one of its officers was killed in an armed clash while arresting “terrorists”…

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Now even Christians in Europe are under threat: Report claims hundreds of attacks on religious grounds

Now even Christians in Europe are under threat: Report claims hundreds of attacks on religious grounds Christians : According to a report by the Vienna-based Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe in the past year hundreds of attacks have been carried out against Christianity. The 2013 report was released on Thursday and documents 241 cases of intolerance against Christians. The voluntary group’s report includes details of hate-based attacks on Christians and their institutions, including arson, graffiti and vandalism. According to a report by the Vienna-based Observatory on…

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