• 12 January 2018, 11:09 | Krym

    Human rights situation in occupied Crimea deteriorated significantly in 2017, - human rights defenders

    "The figures cited in this report may not reflect the full extent of human rights violations as some of these facts have not been made public and remain concealed," the human rights activists emphasize.

  • 15 December 2017, 12:22 | Religion and policy | 

    UOC-MP blesses flags of Russian combat ships in Crimea

    On December 13, 2017, the ceremony of the solemn consecration of St Andrew’s flags, which since 2001 was the flags of the Navy of the Russian Federation, took place in Russia-annexed Sevastopol. The blessing ceremony was held for warships and auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy, Religion in Ukraine has reported citing

  • 21 November 2017, 11:22 | Land and property problems | 

    Seized premises of the UOC-KP to be passed to Crimean Ministry of Property

    In early 2016, the Crimean Diocesan Department of the UOC-Kyivan Patriarchate, according to the decision of the “Arbitration Court of the Republic of Crimea,” was deprived of parts of the premises in the center of Simferopol, which houses the Cathedral of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles, Prince Volodymyr and Olga.

  • 11 October 2017, 09:41 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    In Crimea Russian authorities raid homes of Crimea Tatars again

    In the city of Bakhchisarai of the annexed Crimea, early in the morning on October 11, searches began in the houses of the Crimean Tatars. This is reported by coordinator of the public organization “Crimea SOS” Tamila Tasheva on her Facebook page, according to UNIAN.

  • 13 September 2017, 10:43 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    One more Muslim detained in occupied Crimea

    Russian security forces conducted a search on September 13 at Renat Paralamov's house in the Crimean village of Nizhnogorsk and detained him.

  • 5 September 2017, 14:05 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Persons involved in the attacks on the temple of the UOC-KP must be imposed sanctions

    Ukrainian activists will appeal to the international community urging to impose personal sanctions against those involved in the attack on August 31 on the Church of the Equal-to-The-Apostolic Princess Olga and Prince Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol.

  • 5 September 2017, 10:15 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Church is planned to be turned into a communal grave

    Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC-KP demands from the Crimean branch of the FSB of Russia to investigate into the actions of the security forces who blocked the temple of the Holy Equal-to-the Apostles Princess Olga and Prince Volodymyr in Simferopol on August 31, as well as to ensure the safety of the parishioners. Archbishop Klyment plans to file the relevant appeal with such requirements to the Kremlin-controlled Crimean government and the FSB of the annexed Crimea in the near future.

  • 2 September 2017, 10:56 | Religious intolerance and vandalism

    MFA of Ukraine requests Russia to stop religious persecutions in Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has issued a statement on blocking by the Russian occupation authorities of the main Church of the UOC-KP in Crimea. The document contains a request for the Russian Federation “to immediately restore the unhindered access of believers of the UOC-KP to the church in Simferopol, to stop religious persecution and interference with the activities of the Crimean diocese of the UOC-KP and to ensure the fulfillment of obligations under international law.”

  • 31 August 2017, 13:20 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Law enforcement in Crimea block the church of Kyiv Patriarchate

    In Crimea, on the morning of August 31, Russian secret services blocked the church of St. Equal-to-the-Apostolic Princes Olga and Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol. Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC-KP reported it to Krym.Realii

  • 17 August 2017, 10:29 | Children young people and religion | 

    Crimean Human Right Organization detects participation of the Church in militarization of children

    The Crimean human rights group released a report entitled "Human rights in the context of militarization of Crimea", which lists the facts of human rights violations by Russian militaries and representatives of illegal paramilitaries in the territory of the annexed peninsula.

  • 15 August 2017, 10:23 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    In Crimea, occupants destroyed a Muslim cemetery to build cottages

    In Crimea near the children's camp “Artek” a Muslim cemetery was destroyed. This was done to build on its territory the cottages for guests of the facility. It was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Crimean News.

  • 9 August 2017, 12:00 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Russian authorities searched the Mullah’s house in Crimea

    Russian occupation forces in the occupied Crimea came to search the house of a resident of the village of Kirovske, Umer Emirimzayev, activist Abdullah Yakubov wrote on his Facebook page. “The search began around 7:30, the house is surrounded, people are gathering in support of Erimazaev,” he wrote, UNIAN has reported.

  • 1 August 2017, 09:50 | UOC (MP) | 

    UOC-MP in Crimea prays for border guards defending Russia and Crimea

    On July 29, in one of the units of the Border Service of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Crimea Archpriest Dmytro Krotkov, chairman of the military department of Simferopol and Crimea Diocese of the UOC (MP) celebrated a prayer and sprinkled holy water on soldiers and their future shoulder straps with their subsequent ranks.

  • 1 August 2017, 09:25 | UOC (MP) | 

    Metropolitan of the UOC-MP blesses the Black Sea Fleet of Russia

    On August 31, 2016, Metropolitan Lazar also became an honorary guest of the celebration of the Russian Navy in Sevastopol. On board of the Admiral's boat he made a tour of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet, blessing them with the right hand of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called that rests in Moscow. “Today, all ships of the Black Sea Fleet have been blessed with the right hand, which inculcated the bright faith of Christ in our Russian world. For more than 300 years our glorious fleet has won victories under St Andrew’s flag,” he said.

  • 25 July 2017, 10:53 | Religion and society | 

    Ukrainian Orthodox bishop of Crimea visited in court of the Muslim imprisoned by Russian authorities

    The UOC-KP Patriarchate Archbishop of Simferopol and the Crimea Clement visited in the court room the activist Volodymyr Baluch, arrested in Crimea by Russian regimes that annexed the peninsula.

  • 9 July 2017, 10:46 | Church-state relations | 

    Crimean Court extends detention of persons involved in Hizb-Ut-Takhrir case for 2 months

    On July 7, the Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of the annexed Crimea decided to extend the arrest until September 12 to two other persons involved in Bakhchisarai’s “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”: Zevri Abseitov and Enver Mamutov, a correspondent for Radio Svoboda in Crimea reports.

  • 6 July 2017, 13:09 | Church-state relations | 

    People persecuted by court in Crimea for their religious convictions

    Crimean Human Rights Group records the facts of oppression and persecution of believers in the occupied Crimea.

  • 4 July 2017, 16:38 | Church-state relations | 

    Ukrainian Prosecution records all instances of Jehovah's Witnesses persecution

    On July 4, Prosecutor General of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Gunduz Mammadov met with the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Religious Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ukraine Illya Kobel during which the issue of persecution and pressure on believers of the religious organization in the territory of the temporarily occupied peninsula of Crimea was discussed.c

  • 4 July 2017, 15:05 | Church-state relations | 

    Jehovah's Witness follower in the Crimea dies after his trial

    The man was charged with the crime under part 4 of Article 5.26 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia (carrying out missionary activity in violation of the requirements of the law).

  • 8 May 2017, 10:50 | Freedom of Conscience

    Russian police raids homes of Crimean Tatars to figure out what mosques they attend

    According to police, this “action” was centrally approved and carried out throughout Crimea until 11 May. This was reported by “Ukrayinska Pravda.”