Russian Duma Denounces Desecration of Religious Places

admin | 26 September 2012

The State Duma, the Russian Parliament’s lower house, has denounced the desecration of religious places.

Earlier today, the MPs considered a statement on the protection of religious feelings of citizens. The statement denounces the increasingly frequent cases of vandalism in the country’s different regions.

Photo: EPA

The leaders of factions of all the four Duma parties have signed the statement, which refers to some events of 2012 as blasphemous and outrageous, including terrorist attacks against North Caucasus Islamic leaders, the sawing down of Orthodox crosses, and the destruction of icons.

The performance of the punk group in the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February this year caused a juicy scandal. The MPs were unanimous about the need for pooling efforts to unite the Russian people around traditional spiritual values.

Source: Voice of Russia

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