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  • 1 October 2019, 09:52 | Religion and culture | 

    UNESKO alleges that situation in Crimea has deteriorated

    UNESCO has published a new report of the Director-General of the organization on the situation in Russia-annexed Crimea in the fields of education, science, culture, dissemination of information and the functioning of the media. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the document states the further deterioration of the situation on the peninsula in all the UNESCO competence areas.

  • 23 August 2019, 11:04 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Ukraine speaks at UN about religious persecution in Crimea and Donbas

    Ukraine's chargé d'affaires to the UN Yuriy Vitrenko said that the Russian occupation authorities grossly violate the freedom of conscience and religion in the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas. Vitrenko said this during the Arria-Formula Meeting of the UN Security Council for the Protection of Religious Minorities in Armed Conflict, RBC-Ukraine reported citing Ukrinform.

  • 1 August 2019, 11:47 | Religion and society | 

    UOC MP offers pilgrimage to Crimea to its faithful in Ternopil region

    With the blessing of Metropolitan Serhiy of Ternopil and Kremenets, tours and pilgrimages to the occupied Crimea are being arranged in Ternopil region.

  • 26 July 2019, 13:34 | National religious question | 

    Religious and community leaders to work together towards liberation of Ukrainians from prisons of Russia, Crimea and Donbas

    Religious and public figures, human rights defenders and relatives of hostages and prisoners agreed to cooperate together to release Ukrainian citizens who are illegally detained in Russia and in occupied Crimea and Donbas as a result of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

  • 25 July 2019, 10:15 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    OCU archbishop in Crimea: newly elected authorities must continue the course of reinforcing Ukraine

    Occupiers in Crimea are trying to destroy the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – the only stronghold of Ukrainians, preserved since 2014 events. At the same time, the new government should continue the course for the reinforcement of Ukraine because independence came at a very high price.

  • 24 July 2019, 14:32 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    OCU cathedral sacked in Simferopol

    After the court decision on the transfer to the use of the Russian Ministry of Property of the Crimea, the property of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the Apostles Volodymyr and Olha in Simferopol was "looted and destroyed", Archbishop Klyment of the Crimean Diocese of the OCU told Krym.Realii.

  • 19 July 2019, 12:27 | Moscow Patriarchy | 

    Occupied Sevastopol built over by Russian churches

    The project of construction of a temple of the Holy Blessed Matrona of Moscow in the area of Omega Bay is being discussed in Russian-occupied Sevastopol. The church is being erected on a vacant lot behind the administration of Gagarin District, opposite the Victory Park and near the beach area.

  • 12 July 2019, 15:19 | Monitoring

    When Russia invaded Ukraine, the countries’ rabbis also went to war

    The following article, which opens with a Ukrainian rabbi describing the conflict in almost eschatological terms during a sermon against the Russians, is drawn from journalist Sam Sokol’s recently published book “Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.”

  • 7 July 2019, 11:18 | Religion and society | 

    Russia attempts to present Tauric Chersonesos as originally Russian land at 43rd UNESCO session

    The 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, withdrew a special issue of the Bulletin of the Russian Commission for UNESCO. It is reported by Gazeta.ua

  • 26 June 2019, 09:44 | Monitoring

    Russia comes for Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Crimea

    New armed searches by FSB and special force officers have been carried out of the homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Sevastopol, with one man, Viktor Stashevsky, arrested. Although released from custody the next day, the 52-year-old believer is facing criminal charges which could carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years. Russia has reverted to Soviet practice in persecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses for their faith, and it is now bringing this repression to occupied Crimea.

  • 24 June 2019, 11:05 | Church-state relations | 

    Occupation authorities dismantle roof of OCU church in Simferopol

    Builders dismantled the roof of the Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Volodymyr and Olha in Simferopol, according to Krym.Realia.

  • 31 May 2019, 15:50 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    As of April, 57 Muslims arrested in Crimea

    In April, the total number of people deprived of liberty in the case of Crimean Muslims was 57 people. The Monitoring overview of the human rights situation in Crimea in April of the Crimean Human Rights Group (KPG) has reported this, according to UNN.

  • 17 May 2019, 09:47 | Religion and policy | 

    Putin awards name-engraved watch to Crimean Metropolitan of UOC in Crimea

    On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded him with a name-engraved watch. This was reported by the press service of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese, Krym.Realii reports.

  • 14 May 2019, 13:28 | Freedom of Conscience | view video | 

    Russia responsible for oppression of religious freedom in occupied Crimea and Donbass, states Resolution

    The complete de-occupation of the Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Donbass will stop the brutal persecution of believers from different confessions inspired by Russian occupation authorities, and restore religious freedom. The participants of the Round Table on Religious Freedom in Ukraine stated it in the Resolution released on May 14, 2019 in the press center of the UMCM in Kyiv, the Institute for Religious Freedom reports.

  • 5 May 2019, 10:55 | Religion and policy | 

    86 people imprisoned for their religious and political views in occupied Crimea

    86 people from the annexed Crimea are illegally deprived of their liberty for political motives or as a result of religious persecution.

  • 3 May 2019, 10:18 | Monitoring

    Crimean Tatars: ‘Religious persecution made us stronger and more united’

    Russia has been targeting the Tatars with illegal detentions and other threats, even forcing them out of Crimea, but the ethnic minority refuses to accept Moscow's sovereignty

  • 1 May 2019, 10:12 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Occupiers in Crimea use metal detectors to search believers at Easter festivities

    On Easter, the believers who came with their Easter food baskets to St. Volodymyr's Cathedral to the Chersonesos of Tavria Reserve were made to walk through metal detectors. In addition, their personal belongings were searched.

  • 24 April 2019, 11:54 | Religion and society | 

    Occupiers refuse to register Ukrainian Church in Crimea – the activists

    Occupation authority's department of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in Crimea refused to register the religious organization “Ukrainian Orthodox parish of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Volodymyr and Princess Olha” on the request of Archbishop Klyment. This was reported by UNN with reference to the public organization CrimeaSOS.

  • 18 April 2019, 12:12 | Monitoring

    Jehovah's Witnesses Detained, Targeted By Authorities In Crimea

    Russian-installed authorities in Crimea have detained several members of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the latest sign of a widening crackdown on the religious group.

  • 4 April 2019, 10:10 | Religion and policy | 

    Occupiers want to set up ‘rehabilitation center’ for Hizb ut-Tahrir Crimean Muslims

    The Kremlin-controlled authorities of the annexed Crimea plan to open a “rehabilitation center” for supporters of the Islamic party Hizb ut-Tahrir.