Share Tweet Pocket Add to Bookmarks
You're reading: Over 80% of Russians support stricter punishment of religious feelings insult
Popular
on social media

Followers of non-Orthodox religions (16%) claim pressure more frequently than others. Six percent say they are rejected by people of a different belief, according to the sociological report received by Interfax.

Orthodox Church followers who claim abuse (8%) mostly speak about hooliganism in churches (2%). Meanwhile, atheists are concerned about pressure of the authorities (3%).

Seventy-three percent of the respondents said they had heard nothing about insulting religious feelings. Sixteen percent said they had about certain episodes, and five percent said such episodes were numerous. The most noticeable forms of abuse were the sawing off of crosses (30%), theft of holy objects (17%), vandalism of holy places (13%) and attacks on clerics (13%).

Exclusive article

Sign up or subscribe to view more articles.
Try Kyiv Post for just 99¢ for the first month!
See All Plans
$5.95
Monthly plan
Get unlimited article access, anytime, anywhere.

Subscribe
$60
Yearly plan
Access all the exclusive content on KyivPost.com and the complete online archive.
Subscribe
Advertisement

Add comment

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.
More in this section
Attention

Add a picture
Choose file
Add a quote
Attention

Are you sure you want to delete your comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to delete all user's comments?

Attention

Are you sure you want to unapprove user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to spam user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to trash user's comment?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: