Churches in Russia

Nowadays the Christians in the Commonwealth of Russian states are allowed to gather in the official Russian Orthodox Churches, who strive towards a monopoly. The priests are grumpy about the activities of Protestants from abroad, evangelizing in their area. They have said openly that they would like to get them all out of the country. The priests are nationalistic and pro-Communist as well. In various reports it has been mentioned that most members of the clergy are agents of the secret police which regards Christians often as spies or traitors.

The picture is one of the typical Russian Orthodox Churches in Moscow. There has not been a Reformation because there have not been Roman Catholics in the country. ❖