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Russia Detains Ex-Priest Suspected of Encouraging Children to 'Die for Russia'

Russia Detains Ex-Priest Suspected of Encouraging Children to 'Die for Russia'

Father Sergei Romanov was excommunicated from the Russian Orthodox Church after he denied the coronavirus pandemic and captured a monastery. Russian law enforcement officers have detained an excommunicated priest at the women’s monastery he seized near the city of Yekaterinburg on suspicion of encouraging minors to “die for Russia,” the Kommersant business daily reported Tuesday. Father Sergei Romanov is a suspect in a...

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Kommersant Nikolai Romanov Russia Russian Sergei Romanov Svetlana Gerasimova