» 08/17/2012, 00.00
Moscow court finds Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred
The judge has not yet sentenced the three women. On 21 February, the latter had carried out a "prayer" to Our Lady against Putin in the capital's St Saviour's Cathedral. Outside the courthouse, thousands of people are waiting for sentencing to be read. Demonstrations are held in favour of the three women in 54 cities around the world.
Intolerance: four crosses attacked with chainsaw in two Russian regions
The Orthodox Church demands that culprits be found. The husband of one of the Pussy Riot members condemns the attacks, while Ukrainian Femen urges perpetrators to continue.
Kirill: Campaigns against the Russian Orthodox Church will not silence the Church
The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia celebrates the night before Christmas in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, where Pussy Riot episode took place. For Kirill, despite opposition to the Church, "society has become more sensitive to the word of Christ." In 2013 marks 1025 years since the baptism of the Rus', "the beginning of a new era" in the life of the nation.
Blasphemy law, Putin postpones adopting the legislation until spring
In this way, according to the Russian press, the authorities want to involve public opinion to a greater extent and avoid conflicts on a very sensitive issue in the country. The text provides for up to five years in prison for desecrating a place of worship.
Pussy Riot become icons: "blasphemous" art exhibition under investigation
Opened in September in the midst of heated controversies and protests, the exhibition contains works in which girls from the feminist punk band are depicted as icons. Accused of "inciting religious hatred".
Crosses torn down and Pussy Riot slogans on a church in Georgia
Episodes of intolerance continue in the wake of sentencing of the Russian feminist punk band. Orthodox Church debate whether this is due to a anti-clerical campaign or break down in relationship with society.
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