Cherkasy region

  • 28 April 2020, 12:09 | Scandals, crime | 

    The police are investigating where a COVID-infected American pilgrim was buried in Uman

    In Uman, law enforcement officers are checking the information that a Hasidic pilgrim with COVID-19 who died in early April was illegally buried outside the cemetery in a ravine.

  • 15 April 2020, 14:22 | Religion and society | 

    Grave of Tzadik Nachman in Uman is closed for quarantine

    After the tragic case of a Rabbi, a US citizen who came to Uman as a pilgrim and died of coronavirus, the memorial complex "the Grave of Tzadik Nachman" is closed for quarantine.

  • 9 December 2019, 10:15 | Religion and policy | 

    UOC-MP secretly ordains a separatist bishop from occupied Crimea

    The UOC-MP secretly ordained a separatist priest from Crimea, Fr Kalinik (Chernyshov) as a Bishop in Nizhyn on Sunday.

  • 26 September 2019, 12:50 | Judaism | 

    Zelensky sets a commission to deal with corruption in Uman hampering the construction of the synagogue

    Uman, where the grave of Rabbi Nachman is located, is the most important religious center for Bratslav Hasidim. Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims come here every year. A few days before Rosh Hashanah, a historic event took place in the city.

  • 26 September 2019, 11:49 | Judaism | 

    Almost 7.5 thousand Hasidim arrived in Ukraine

    Hasidic pilgrims continue to arrive in Ukraine to celebrate the Jewish New year, almost 7.5 thousand pilgrims have arrived in Ukraine so far.

  • 24 September 2019, 10:13 | Judaism | 

    550 law enforcement officers to ensure security in Uman during the Jewish New Year celebrations

    Over 550 police officers were deployed in Uman to monitor the public order during the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah.

  • 19 September 2019, 09:24 | Judaism | 

    First Hasidic pilgrims already arrived in Ukraine

    229 Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived in Ukraine to celebrate the Jewish New year Rosh Hashanah. This was stated by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 112 channel reports.

  • 3 September 2019, 10:47 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    40 thousand Hasidic pilgrims are expected to arrive in Ukraine

    Nearly 40 thousand Hasidic pilgrims are exected to arrive in Ukraine at the end of September to celebrate the Jewish New year Rosh Hashanah in Uman

  • 26 August 2019, 09:39 | Judaism | 

    30,000 Hasidic pilgrims expected to arrive in Uman

    Preparations for the mass arrival of Hasidic pilgrims, which is expected in September-October this year, have started in the city of Uman. According to forecasts, more than 30,000 pilgrims are going to attend the celebration of Rosh Hashana at the grave of Rabbi Nachman, reports.

  • 21 May 2019, 13:50 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Orthodox Church of Ukraine introduces open register of parishioners

    The unified Orthodox Church of Ukraine introduces membership on an applicant's principle. Each parish will keep an open register of its members who will now take an active part in the financial, economic, charitable, religious and educational activities of the community. This was announced at today's press conference by the Metropolitan Ioann (Yaremenko) of Cherkasy and Chyhyryn of the OCU, according to Procherk website.

  • 14 March 2019, 10:14 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    SBU detains member of Russian Writers’ Union for inciting religious hatred

    Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine in Cherkasy curtailed the dissemination of materials fueling religious hatred.

  • 18 January 2019, 12:33 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    President during the thanksgiving service in Cherkasy region: Unity of the church and nation is a key to success for Ukraine. We will not repeat the mistakes of the past

    President Petro Poroshenko took part in the thanksgiving service in Cherkasy region on occasion of granting the Tomos of autocephaly for the UOC.

  • 12 September 2018, 13:14 | Extraordinary situations | 

    Hasidim with a heart attack transported from Uman to Kyiv by helicopter

    A helicopter of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine transported from Uman, Cherkasy region to Kyiv a Jewish pilgrim who was preliminarily diagnosed with a heart attack, Konstantin Protsenko was reported as saying by Interfax-Religion.

  • 6 September 2018, 07:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Police expect 40,000 Hasidim to arrive in Uman

    To celebrate the Jewish New Year, about 40,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive. Police have already initiated the activities to ensure public safety in the area of ​​mass residence of pilgrims, the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports. In addition, in the framework of cooperation, on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman, said Deputy Head of the National Police - head of the Patrol Police Oleksandr Fatsevich. Oleksandr Fatsevich checked the work of the working group of the operational headquarters and the work of the consolidated detachment. Jointly with the Chief of Police of Cherkasy region Valery Lyuty, he traveled around the place of compact accommodation of pilgrims, checked the checkpoints and stationary posts. Oleksandr Fatsevich notes that the Cherkasy police are ready to ensure the public order and safety of citizens in the city of Uman. “Police keep everything under control. Employees of the explosive engineering service, special forces, patrol police, cynologists and service dogs work in two shifts. The operational headquarters has all the technical capabilities to control and ensure security during the events. Law enforcers carry out service in an enhanced mode. As of September 5, about three thousand pilgrims have arrived to Uman,” said the deputy head of the National Police. He added that on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman to cooperate and assist in communicating with foreign guests. There are 46 hiking trails, 17 stationary posts, 10 checkpoints and 2 visa support points developed in the service area. At the time of the events, traffic is blocked in the place of compact stay of Hasidim pilgrims.

  • 5 September 2018, 14:04 | Judaism | 

    First Hasidim come to celebrate Rosh HaShanah

    The first Hasidim have arrived in Ukraine to celebrate the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). This is reported by the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. .

  • 29 August 2018, 13:19 | Religion and society | 

    Law enforcers deployed to Uman to ensure public order during Rosh ha-Shanah festivities

    60 police officers from twelve regions of Ukraine have come to Uman to help keep order in the city during the pilgrims’ celebration of Rosh ha-Shanah. Law enforcers will stay in Uman until the end of large-scale public events with the participation of pilgrims, according to the Police Communication Sector of Cherkasy region.

  • 3 July 2018, 11:23 | UOC (MP) | 

    Metropolitan comments on statement by hierarchs of UOC against Tomos

    Metropolitan Sofroniy (Dmitruk)of Cherkasy and Kaniv revealed how signatures under the statement of the episcopate of the UOC (MP) against autocephaly were collected.

  • 15 May 2018, 12:07 | UOC (MP) | 

    Up to ten our bishops might support the authocephaly, Metropolitan Sofroniy of the UOC (MP)

    10 bishops of the UOC (MP) out of 80 might support the appeal to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople for the bestowal of autocephaly on the Ukrainian Church. This was stated in an interview with "Glavkom" by Metropolitan Sofroniy (Dmytruk) of Cherkasy and Kaniv UOC (MP).

  • 7 November 2017, 12:31 | Judaism | 

    Israel Foreign Ministry asked Ukraine to bring rabbi Nachman's remains to Israel

    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely instructed Ambassador to Ukraine Eliav Belotzercovsky to raise the issue with the appropriate officials in Kiev half a year ago, Hotovely’s spokeswoman, Lena Bakman, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

  • 21 September 2017, 13:15 | Extraordinary situations | 

    A 13-year-old Hasidim wounded as a result of blast in Uman

    As a result of an explosion of an unidentified device, a 13-year-old Israeli citizen, a Hasidic pilgrim who arrived at the celebration of Rosh Hashanah was wounded in Uman, Cherkassy region.