Krym

  • 9 July 2018, 12:05 | Religion and policy | 

    Russia automatically qualifies Crimean Tatar Muslims as terrorists

    Oleg Sentsov, a Kremlin's prisoner, is on a hunger strike demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners. They are over 60 only according to official information. Among them, 24 are held captive in the Russian Federation, 40 - in the Crimea. And every week new searches and arrests take place on the peninsula. Russia automatically qualifies as terrorists the Crimean Tatars who profess Islam, Channel 24 reports.

  • 6 July 2018, 11:39 | Religion and policy | 

    Crimean Archbishop of the UOC-KP turns to Putin regarding Ukrainian political prisoners

    Archbishop Klyment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea, head of the Crimean diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, published his appeal to the Russian president on July 5 on the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in the territory of the Russian Federation, “Religion in Ukraine” reports.

  • 3 July 2018, 11:54 | Religion and policy | 

    ROC administrator visits Crimea without permission of Ukrainian authorities

    From June 25 to 29, 2018, Metropolitan Varsonofiy (Sudakov) of St. Petersburg and Ladoga), at the invitation of Metropolitan Lazar of the Simferopol and Crimean UOC-MP, made a visit to the occupied Crimea.

  • 2 July 2018, 10:37 | Religion and policy | 

    FSB framed up a case of putting on fire the Crimean Mufti’s house to bring discredit to the Medjlis

    The leader of the Crimean Tatars, MP of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev claims that the criminal case against Yerol Veliyev whom Russian FSB charged with extremism, who is an assistant to Dzhemilev, was framed up by Russian FSB investigators in order to bring discredit to the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

  • 27 June 2018, 11:49 | UGCC | 

    Every UGCC parishioner in Crimea must submit their passport data and be on the parish list

    Fr Oleksiy Gorobets-Dolmatov, member of the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat, told the Ukrainian service of the Polish Radio told about the situation of the UGCC in Crimea.

  • 5 June 2018, 10:14 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Russian authorities destroy the unfinished mosque in Crimea

    Fazil Ibraimov, one of the protest activists, was arrested on February 15, 2018 in Simferopol, two criminal cases were instituted against him. He is currently detained at the pretrial detention center of Simferopol.

  • 15 May 2018, 10:28 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Muslims continually arrested in occupied Crimea

    In the Russian- occupied Crimea, the village of. Baidary (Orlyne, Sevastopol) the raids were conducted early in the morning on May 10, 2018. According to their results, several Crimean Muslim Tatars were arrested, reports “Religion in Ukraine” citing Islam.in.ua.

  • 27 April 2018, 11:38 | International relations | 

    Russia restricts religious freedom in Crimea

    Russian repressive laws have “significantly reduced religious freedom” in the annexed Crimea, in particular, Russia has refused to register the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate on the peninsula. This is stated in the annual report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which documented violations of freedom of religion in 28 countries of the world in 2017, Radio Liberty has reported.

  • 11 April 2018, 16:30 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Armenian activists willing to restore ancient temple in Crimea through their own effort

    NGO “Local Armenian National-Cultural Autonomy of Municipal Education in Bielogorsk District” initiates a project for the revival of St Elias Church of the X-XIV centuries, the ruins of which rest in Bielogorsk district of the annexed Crimea, near Bagate village, reports Religion in Ukraine citing Crimea.mk.ru

  • 3 April 2018, 10:29 | Religion and society | 

    Archbishop Klyment of UOC KP becomes public defender of Crimean political prisoner Balukh

    Archbishop Klyment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea, head of Kherson Eparchy of the UOC-KP became a public defender of the Ukrainian political prisoner convicted in the annexed Crimea, Volodymyr Balukh.

  • 2 April 2018, 11:16 | Land and property problems | 

    Roman Catholics in Sevastopol conduct festive Paschal service in front of closed church

    On Easter Sunday, April 1, the Roman Catholic community of Sevastopol prayed on the street in front of the church's closed door. The worship was held by a priest of the UGCC, who read out the greetings from the Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and the Crimean (Moscow Patriarchate) and Fr Serhiy Haliuta, dean of Sevastopol deanery, reports Krym.Realii.

  • 26 March 2018, 10:27 | Church-state relations | 

    UOC-KP believers are chased and deprived of their valuables

    According to Sedov, the community of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Krishnaites are also being persecuted on the peninsula. The human rights activist has noted that only the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) feels safe in the Crimea.

  • 13 March 2018, 16:23 | Krym

    First Liturgy in 500 years celebrated near Crimean cave church

  • 19 February 2018, 11:20 | Church-state relations | 

    Russian Council of Crimean Tatars set up in Crimea

    In the annexed Crimea, the Russian-backed Crimean Tatar people's council was established to “provide feedback between the authorities and the population.” This is reported by Krym.Realia, which cites the Russian media.

  • 7 February 2018, 10:29 | Protests and conflicts

    Crimean Muslims embark on hunger strike against demolition of the mosque

    Construction company Akura, which is engaged in the construction of the residential estate “Crimean Rose” in the Simferopol district of Striletsk city, is going to preserve "the building said to be a mosque” until the decision is adopted “by the authorities.”

  • 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 Interfax-russia.ru.

  • 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.