A Russian priest who apologized for the actions of Orthodox activists against the Pussy Riot feminist punk group has been expelled from the Russian Orthodox Church.
However, a church spokesperson has claimed that the decision was "unrelated" to the priest's comments. The spokesperson, Father Nikolai Balashikhinsky, told RIA Novosti that Sverdlov's suspension was in "no way connected" to his statements on Pussy Riot.
Sverdlov sparked controversy when he apologized for the actions of Orthodox activists opposed to Pussy Riot in a March 18, 2012, article in the Orthodox Christianity and the World online publication....
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov leaves the parliamentary session in Kiev, Ukraine, 03 December 2013 after the Ukrainian parliament rejected a no-confidence vote against the government....
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