Eastern Orthodox Church

September 19, 2017 - 9:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world's firearms, the rugged...
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The National September 11 Memorial and Museum are set for a memorial service, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in New York. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 11, 2017 - 9:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero on Monday with a solemn and personal ceremony. About a thousand 9/11 family members, survivors, rescuers and officials were gathered as the...
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In this Aug. 10, 2017 photo, the St. Nicholas National Shrine, center, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, is under construction at the World Trade Center in New York. It is replacing a tiny Greek Orthodox church that was crushed by the Trade Center's south tower during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 08, 2017 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Greek Orthodox church taking shape next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza will glow at night like a marble beacon when it opens sometime next year. It also will mark another step in the long rebuilding of New York's ground zero. The St. Nicholas National Shrine, designed by...
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In this Aug. 10, 2017 photo, the St. Nicholas National Shrine, center, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, is under construction at the World Trade Center in New York. It is replacing a tiny Greek Orthodox church that was crushed by the Trade Center's south tower during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 08, 2017 - 12:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Greek Orthodox church taking shape across from the World Trade Center memorial plaza will glow at night like a marble beacon when it opens sometime next year. It also will mark another step in the long rebuilding of New York's ground zero. The St. Nicholas National Shrine will...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, an Orthodox protester holds up a sign reading "Stop Matilda" during a protest against the release of a movie depicting a liaison of Russia's last czar in Moscow, Russia. Russia's Culture Ministry says that a controversial historical film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release. "Matilda," which is about Nicholas II's relationship with Matilda Kshesinskaya, has drawn virulent criticism from some Orthodox believers and hard-line nationalists, who see it as blasphemy against the emperor, glorified as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 10, 2017 - 10:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A historical film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release, the Culture Ministry said Thursday, a decision that follows months of disputes and angry calls for its ban. "Matilda," which describes Nicholas II's relationship with Matilda...
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In this handout photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 and released on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 by Zona.media, Maria Alyokhina and Olga Borisova, members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, hold flares and a banner on the bridge nearby outside the prison colony in Yakutsk, Russia, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Film director Oleg Sentsov of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, was convicted of conspiracy to commit terror attacks by a Russian military court in 2015 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. (AP Photo/ Zona.media via AP)
August 07, 2017 - 10:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were detained Monday after a protest outside the prison colony where a Ukrainian filmmaker is being held. The band members staged a protest Sunday outside the prison colony in Siberia's Yakutia where Oleg Sentsov is serving his...
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June 24, 2017 - 6:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Over a million people have visited relics of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, since they were brought to Moscow last month. A total of 1,021,500 people have paid their respects to the holy remains, according to data published Saturday on an...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, arrives for his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 7:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's live call-in show (all times local): President Vladimir Putin says former FBI Director James Comey's acknowledgement that he has given his account of conversations with President Donald Trump to a friend who leaked them to the media is...
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Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
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Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 6:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
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