Religious leader first accused under the article of the “Spring package”

Религиозного деятеля впервые обвинили по статье из "пакета Яровой"

Sergei Zhuravlev was detained during a sermon in Saint-Petersburg

The head of the non-canonical Ukrainian reformatory Orthodox Church was accused of illegal missionary activities.

In St. Petersburg the head of the non-canonical Ukrainian reformatory Orthodox Church Sergei Zhuravlev was accused of illegal missionary activities. The punishment provided by the amendments to the RF code of administrative offences following the adoption of the “Spring package”, reported the edition “Fontanka” on Monday, August 29.

Zhuravleva August 27, he was taken to the Frunze Department of the interior after the arrest during a sermon in the local Jewish community. “Interrogation, unfair accusations, Protocol… on Monday promised to inform the day trial for me”, – said Zhuravlev on the website of the reformed Church.

The Federation Council on 29 June approved the so-called “anti-terrorist package of amendments. He, in particular, forbids to enter missionary activity in residential areas, if only we are not talking about religious ceremonies. In addition, missionaries must have the authorizing documents.

For failure to comply face fines up to 1 million rubles, or expulsion from the country if we are talking about foreign missionaries.

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