Civil Liberties

Vigilante Street Watch, Orthodox Style

Church squads will guard churches and religious sites against Pussy Riot inspired events in Moscow


No one could have predicted that the Pussy Riot trial, which was basically a secular trail for the decidedly non-secular crime of "blasphemy," would stir up a hornets nest of outraged religious reactionaries. Let's take a look at this extremely worrying story from the BBC's Russia service: