‘Christian State’: Meet The Hard-Core Russian Religious Activists Making Cinemas Tremble

In January, Andrei Alekseyev received a letter from religious activists warning that movie theaters like his “could burn” if they showed a forthcoming film about a romantic liaison of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, who has been canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.

The letter, signed by a group calling itself Christian State-Holy Rus, claimed to have members across Russia prepared to sacrifice their lives for its “true Orthodox Christian path” and said that showing the film, titled Matilda, could lead to bloodshed and “civil war.”

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  • Covfefeghost

    No better than the moslem scum

  • Much ado about nothing.

  • Frances

    Arson is not unknown among Russian sects. The Doukhobors may have been officially pacifists, but they had a lot of internecine strife. The Sons of Freedom were the most notorious group, and used nudism and arson as methods of protest, as well as bombings in the 1950s and early ’60s .

  • Jabberwokk

    Do these “Christians” have Bibles? Have they read the sermon of the mount?

    They should apologize and turn themselves in for committing arson. If you want to change cultural attitudes this is not the way. There is a time for fighting but this most certainly isn’t it. Your not defending the innocent your becoming a criminal. The kingdom of God is not advanced nor God glorified by acting like unhinged teenagers. Come clean, live clean, and if you want to fight you have to fight the way God wants, not how you want(Ephesians 6:12).