Destruction of Memorial Crosses in Russia - “Orgy of Hatred and Villainy”

Destruction of Memorial Crosses in Russia - “Orgy of Hatred and Villainy”

The Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Vladimir Lukin, condemned the action of unknown offenders, who have cut memorial crosses - one in Arkhangelsk and three in the Chelyabinsk region.

"Like all sane people, I resent these actions. I would like to see these perpetrators voluntarily appeared before us and explained the reasons for their wrongdoings," - said Vladimir Lukin to "Interfax".

"One of the brightest feelings that lie, in my opinion, at the foundation of Christianity, is the transformation of a human being, the human victory in him over the beast through love, forgiveness and self-sacrifice," - said the Ombudsman.

“The deliberate destruction of the Christian or any other religious shrines is orgy of hatred and villainy," - Lukin added.

"Atheism and theomachy are two different things. I believe that the only effective way to win over such a savagery is spiritual and moral isolation of such savages" - concluded Lukin.

To believers in Russia these crimes committed on Saturday, August 25, painfully remind of the militant atheism they survived in XX century.