In ROC I propose to call «Orthodox» only religious organizations

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The Moscow Patriarchate propose amendments to the Federal law «On freedom of conscience and religious associations», which would not be allowed to public associations not directly related to the Russian Orthodox Church to include in their names the word «Orthodox».

In late January, the NTV television channel distributed broadcast email that the organization «Christian state Holy Russia» were sent to Directors of theaters to abandon the film Teacher, «Matilda». In demand, in particular, stated that any banner or poster of the film will be considered as «a desire to humiliate the Holy Orthodox Church.» Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the organization, which calls itself «the Christian state of Holy Russia» is not registered in the Ministry of justice, so, in essence, we are talking about threats to the Teacher from the anonymous extremists, which is unacceptable. According to Peskov, the government will react harshly to it.

«Now the question looming on the law of other, non-religious, organizations to include in their names data on religion. We have a block of organizations — nonprofit, commercial — which include in their names the word «Orthodox» shows his special attitude towards the Orthodox Church», — told RIA Novosti the head of the legal service of the Moscow Patriarchate abbess Xenia (Chernega), answering a question on expediency of amending the current law on freedom of conscience.

According to her, these organizations carry out their activities, often presenting her «as an activity that is carried out with the blessing of the Church hierarchy, which was approved by the Church, is under its aegis, and in fact no connection with the Church these organizations have not.»

«So we want to propose amendments that would establish a monopoly – monopoly, the exclusive right of religious organizations associated with individuals to include in their names data on religion. Those organizations that are not connected with religious communities should not include in their names by such information, as we believe,» said Chernega.

She added that this was done «in order not to mislead citizens.»

The film by Alexei Uchitel about the fate of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, and fell in love with future Emperor Nicholas II. Starring Mikhalina Olshansky from Poland, Nicholas II — German actor Lars Eidinger. Long before the release of the movie provoked social unrest: the representatives of the public movement «the Royal cross» called «Matilda» «anti-Russian and anti-religious provocation», and the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya has asked the Prosecutor General to check the picture.

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