Monthly Archives: March 2021

Alexander Usatov was a priest for 15 years, but then he lost faith in God and left the Russian Orthodox Church. And after that he moved to the Netherlands – and came out. We talked to him

Alexander Usatov studied the Bible for 30 years and served as a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church for 15 years. Gradually, he lost faith in God, and in March 2020 he left the Russian Orthodox Church . After that, Usatov moved to the Netherlands and received refugee status. In March 2021, he  came out . Meduza’s special correspondent Alexandra Sivtsova spoke with the former priest – about

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Kremlin: Russia prepares for new U.S. ‘radical sanctions’

   The Kremlin considers the possibility that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia, said Russian Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov at a press briefing. “We understand that the second part of sanctions will be announced by Washington based on the mechanisms in place,” Peskov said.. Peskov stressed that, although the possible radical sanctions have only been reported by

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EU expresses concern about latest Russian weapons found in Donbas

The European Union expressed concern about the discovery by the OSCE Mission in the Donbas of the modern Russian radar station 51U6 Kasta-2E1, which is used by the Russian Armed Forces, reports Ukrinform. “The EU is concerned that on February 15, for the first time, SMM (Special Monitoring Mission) recorded the radar station 51U6 Kasta-2E1 near the village of Bugaevka, which is

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Six Ukrainians killed in bus accident in Poland, 15 more hospitalized

   Six Ukrainians were killed and another 15 were hospitalized in a traffic accident in Poland, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko has said. “Poland: near the village of Kaszyce a regular bus Poznan-Kherson got into an accident. Six citizens of Ukraine were killed, 15 were hospitalized,” the diplomat wrote to his Twitter account on

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Remember Reshat Ametov, tortured and slain for opposing Russia’s occupation of Crimea

Halya Coynash. March 3, 2021 There is finally a chance that Russia will answer for the abduction and savage killing of 39-year-old Reshat Ametov on 3 March 2014, and the enforced disappearances of other Crimean Tatars that it brought to occupied Crimea. European Court of Human Rights judgements are of limited, or no, solace for Reshat’s wife and children or

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