MASSIVE INSPECTIONS OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS SET UP IN SVERDLOVSK PROVINCE, EXCEPT FOR THE MAIN ONE, THE "STATE" CHURCH
Portal-Credo.ru, 28 December 2016
In 2017, the Ministry of Justice will inspect immediately several religious organizations of evangelicals in Sverdlovsk province. A number of Catholic parishes also will be subject to inspection, Politsovet reported on 27 December.
The plan for inspecting next year was published on the website of the federal Ministry of Justice. According to this list, in Sverdlovsk province 108 inspections are planned, a significant portion of which will affect religious organizations.
Evangelicals and other protestants show up most of all on the list. Facing inspections are the Pervouralsk Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith, the Asbest City Love of Christ Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith, the local religious organization of the Church of the Holy Trinity of Christians of Evangelical Faith, the Answer in Jesus Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith of the city of Artemovsky, and the local religious organization Bible Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith of the city of Berezovsky Rossiisko.
In addition , Old Believers also show up on the list of those to be inspected: the Holy Trinity parish of the Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church of Nevyanska and the Ekaterinburg Pomorie parish of the Ancient Orthodox Pomorie Church.
Religious organizations that are related to
church, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow patriarchate,
are not on the
Ministry of Justice's Sverdlovsk list. (tr. by PDS, posted 2
RUSSIAN JUSTICE MINISTRY PUBLISHES PLAN OF INSPECTION OF NONCOMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR 2017, INCLUDING CHURCH OF CHRIST, HARE KRISHNAS, MORMONS, AND OTHER PROTESTANTS
Portal-Credo.ru, 27 December 2016
The Ministry of Justice of the Russian federation published a schedule of planned inspections of noncommercial organizations, which will be held in 2017. As Vedomosti reported on 26 December, planned inspections will be conducted in Moscow in 46 organizations, including in the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion, the Yeltsin Foundation, the organization Ukrainians of Moscow, and the Golden Eagle, one of whose founder is the Three T's Studio of Nikita Mikhalkov. An inspection also will be conducted in the Free Historical Society, whose council includes the historians Askold Ivanchik, Igor Danilevsky, and Nikita Sokolov.
The chief directorate of the Ministry of Justice for Moscow also will inspect the branches of the Taxpayers Party of Russia and the Party of Social Solidarity.
Among religious organizations, inspections will be conducted in the Moscow Church of Christ, the Society of Krishna Consciousness, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), and the New Life Christian Mission. They will be checked for compliance with the law "On freedom of conscience and religious associations." Inspections will be conducted in several organizations dealing with problems of migration: the Partnership on Migration, the Migration Coordination Center, and the Foundation for Support of Legal Labor Migration.
In St. Petersburg the Kalinin branch of the regional Russian Red Cross, the LGBT Athletic Society, the "AIDS, Statistics, and Health" organization, EVA, and Bellona will be inspected.
Of religious organizations, the St. Petersburg
Church of Pentecostals; Exodus, another organization of
Pentecostals; and the
Salvation Army are subject to inspection. An inspection also will
in branches of the Party of National Security of Russia, the
Industrial Party of Russia, and the Born in the USSR Party.
Five of the aforementioned parties, which will be checked in the provinces, will be inspected by the central staff of the Ministry of Justice. In addition, it plans to conduct inspections in the Independent Psychiatric Association, the War Veterans organization, and the Juno Academy of Alternative Sciences. (tr. by PDS, posted 2 January 2017)
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