Sunday, July 18, 2004

Two from Russia
First, more importantly:

Kremlin sued for return of churches by Russian Orthodox Church
Furious that the Russian state still owns most of the country's churches 13
years after the collapse of Communism, and has had the gall to start
charging it land tax, the church has launched the first property restitution
lawsuit since the Russian Revolution in 1917.

The lawsuit, which is regarded as a test case that could open the flood
gates for thousands of other restitution claims
...

Очень хорошо! (Great!)

Putin venerates newly returned icon of Our Lady of Tikhvin (icon)

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