The Slavyansk-on-Kuban City Court. Photo: http://pravo-krasnodar.ru/2020/08/15/славянский-городской-суд-краснодар/

29 March 2023, 08:12

Priest from Krasnodar Territory fined for discrediting Russian Armed Forces

The archbishop from the city of Slavyansk-on-Kuban was fined for his statements in a church, which a court recognized as discrediting the Russian Armed Forces.

The Slavyansk-on-Kuban City Court fined theologian Viktor Pivovarov, the archbishop of Slavyansk-on-Kuban and South Russia of the Rossiyskaya Orthodox Church (it is one of the alternative Orthodox jurisdictions; they recognize the canonicity of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). The Cathedral of the Rossiyskaya Orthodox Church is located in Slavyansk-on-Kuban, – note of the “Caucasian Knot”), for discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the “Kommersant” reported.

On February 19, 2023, in the church in Slavyansk-on-Kuban, the archbishop made statements discrediting the Russian Armed Forces. In court, he pleaded guilty in full. The court found no extenuating circumstances and fined him 40,000 roubles.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 28, 2023 at 05:15 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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