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ENGLISH VERSION: The "holy" and the "anti-religious". Persecution of the faithful in present-day Russia: ideological motives, methods and principles of victim selection. Report of Alexander Soldatov read by him at MHG conference

Moscow Helsinki Group has traditionally been focusing on the defense of the rights of the faithful subjected to persecution in both the Soviet Union and the present-day Russia. The current situation is aggravated by the fact that the...
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Опубликовано: 25.05.2016

ENGLISH VERSION: Conflict between two Churches will be shown in Strasbourg. Appeal against the ban on “Bailiff Piety”, the documentary film about the confiscation of the relics of Suzdal Saints from ROAC, lodged with ECHR

The dispute between the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church (ROAC) over the right to own the relics of the Saints Euphymios and Euphrosynia of Suzdal that ended in 2012 after the confiscation of...
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Опубликовано: 23.05.2016

ENGLISH VERSION: Materials of Archbishop Andrei (Maklakov), administrator of ROAC parishes abroad, entered in the RF Federal List of Extremist Materials. Item 3209 of the List, made on 25 December 2015 (with comment)

The text is reprinted from the List without any corrections Materials: “Document: Reply to John Robles. Andrei (Maklakov), Bishop of Pavlovskoye and, denies the rumors about the US financing of the late First Hierarch of ROAC spread by...
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Опубликовано: 28.12.2015

ENGLISH VERSION: The case instituted in order to have “Bailiff Piety” documentary considered as extremist, where Alexander Soldatov was a respondent, reached the RF Supreme Court

On 9 October L.N. Shvetsova, Judge of Vladimir Regional Court, dismissed the cassation appeal against the decisions of two court instances on “extremist” nature of “Bailiff Piety” documentary referred to by Portal-Credo.Ru. As reported by Portal-Credo.Ru, the appeal...
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Опубликовано: 03.12.2015

ENGLISH VERSION: The Vladimir Regional Court denied the appeals against the Ruling of the first-instance Court that the video, which deals with the situation concerning the exemption of the relics from ROAC, be recognized as extremist

“The appeal is denied and the decision of the first-instance Court is to be approved” – such was the Ruling, on February 17, of the Panel of Judges of the Vladimir Regional Court, after the Panel’s consideration of...
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Опубликовано: 20.02.2015

ENGLISH VERSION: "We have already stood on a firmly name-glorifying position." Statement of the Synod of the GOC(R) in response to the "anathema against the name-worshipping heresy" of the Synod of Met John (LoBue)

The Autonomous Metropolia headed by Metropolitan John (LoBue), with which our True Orthodox Church is in canonical communion, has officially declared an anathema against name-glorifying and its followers. This is a hard, unfortunate fact for us! We have...
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Опубликовано: 17.01.2015

ENGLISH VERSION: Editor-in-Chief of Portal-Credo.Ru, author of “Bailiff Piety” video and Moscow Helsinki Group lodged their appeals with the court challenging its judgment on the recognition of the video as "extremist"

Appeals against the judgment of Oktyabrsky District Court of Vladimir on the recognition of “Bailiff Piety” video linked to Portal-Credo.Ru as “extremist” were mailed to the court of higher instance on 25 December by Alexander Soldatov, Editor-in-Chief of...
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Опубликовано: 29.12.2014

ENGLISH VERSION: Russias Extremism Law Violates Human Rights. A video deemed offensive to the MP was ruled "extremist" by a city court in Vladimir, chief editor of "Portal-Credo.Ru" Alexander Soldatov now could also be tried for extremism

Last Friday, a video deemed offensive to the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church was ruled "extremist" by a city court in Vladimir. While Alexander Soldatov — chief editor of Credo.ru, the website that posted the offending...
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Опубликовано: 01.12.2014

ENGLISH VERSION: Court trial in Vladimir initiated in order to recognize the video named “Bailiff Piety” as extremist postponed till November 21; authors of the video will be summoned to court as the persons concerned

Judge Maxim Ignatovich granted the petition of the representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the city of Vladimir to have Mikhail Baranov and Anna Dombrovskaya, authors of the video, summoned to the court as the persons concerned....
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Опубликовано: 29.10.2014