Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Parody of Christian Orthodox Icon Is Banned by Russian Court
30.09.2013 16:43
Parody of Christian Orthodox Icon Is Banned by Russian Court

A Russian regional court has banned an image based on a Christian Orthodox icon printed on t-shirts in support of the Pussy Riot punk band.

      The image in question is a parody of the Our Lady of the Sign icon, with the Mother of God wearing a balaclava while the Child Jesus is portrayed as a girl with plaits, the office said.

      A Novosibirsk city court ruled on Monday that the image insults the religious feelings of Christian believers and falls under the definition of information whose circulation is prohibited, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

      In accordance with the court ruling, the image will be included into a federal list of materials banned from circulation on the Internet, obliging all operators across Russia to block access to the site in question.

      Two members of the Pussy Riot female punk rock band were sentenced last August to two years in jail for performing a “punk prayer” protest against Putin at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Pussy Riot Russian Orthodox Church Russian courts Russian religion  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Majority of Russians Prefer Domestic Manufacturers
Yandex.Taxi and Harry Nuriev have Released a Collection of Clothes with Seat Belts
Yandex Company has Launched its Own Collection of Children's Clothes
Couture Collection by Fashion House Humariff will be Presented in Moscow Manege
Main Criteria for Russians when Choosing a Job

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Russian politicians  Belokurikha  Russian Cinema  biochemistry  Delta Air Lines  migration in Russia  Boomfest  Kaliningrad Region  Russian gold  fashion designer  Sochi 2014  Architecture  health  iOS  Far East  Soviet Design  New Films  Alexander Mayorov  Russian elections  Russian tourism  Russian business  Saransk  Greenhouse Effect  Oryol Region  Yugra  oil to China  Ski resorts  Russian Composers  Concerts in Moscow  mobile technologies  Russian sanctions   Monuments in Moscow  Russian places of interest  Semen Dezhnev  Tver  Ballet Dancers  Greece  Exhibitions in Moscow  Moscow  Mendeleyevs Table  Darwin Museum  Wolverine  Festivals in Moscow  Russian regions  3D Art  Moscow Metro  travel to Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  St. Petersburg  Graffiti 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites