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Radical Christians Against Madonna Concert in Moscow

Post#1 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:14 am

The Russian version of the Philly 11???

I just had to post this after this past weekend. I just happened to be taking pictures of chemtrails being sprayed over our hometown from the front yard of a Russian Orthodox minister.

Oh, the irony.

As usual, there's more to the story. But, that's for another time.
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Radical Christians Against Madonna Concert in Moscow

Created: 05.09.2006 14:45 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 14:50 MSK

Some 200 people of Orthodox Christian and nationalist forces have gathered at Pushkin Square in downtown Moscow for a demonstration against Madonna’s forthcoming Moscow show.

Participants were holding banners and orthodox flags with large crucifixes placed in the center, Interfax said. After the speeches were over, a huge poster with Madonna’s face was triumphantly torn into pieces.

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“We declare a new Holy Inquisition that will fight against the sacrilege of crosses, icons, Russian Orthodox symbols, including during Madonna’s show. The singer is an advocate of Kabbalah,” chairman of the Union of Orthodox flag-bearers Leonid Simonovich-Nikshich said.

The main goal of the inquisition will be “to fight against slander, rather than to kill people,” he said.

The Orthodox community will “do everything possible to prevent Madonna’s concert from taking place,” he said.

Previous union actions, including the burning of books by author of historical fiction Eduard Radzinsky and protests against two modernist ballet shows were “of great spiritual success,” he said.

Representatives of Russian nationalist organizations earlier asked the authorities to ban Madonna from staging an act whereby the singer mimics the crucifixion during the concert.

Meanwhile, Tuesday will see the delivery of the first part of Madonna’s equipment by trucks from Hanover, Germany, to Moscow. Madonna’s show is scheduled to take place at Luzhniki stadium on September 12. Some 53,000-54,000 are expected to attend the concert, promoters said.
A radical Orthodox activist declares the “new holy inquisition” that will fight blasphemy and its bearers, like Madonna / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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A radical Orthodox activist declares the “new holy inquisition” that will fight blasphemy and its bearers, like Madonna / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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Some 200 people gathered in Moscow centre to protest against Madonna’s forthcoming show / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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Radical Russian Orthodox believers tear to pieces Madonna’s face / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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“Save Russia” says the black banner / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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Another symbol of radical Orthodox activists: a black banner with a grinning skull and crossbones, supplemented by “With faith in God, freedom or death” slogan / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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A picturesque Othodox activivsts holding a bloodied crucifix / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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And a close-up of his hand, clutching the crucifix / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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One of the protesters in the crowd / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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Madonna’s show is disapproved of by young and old, men and women alike / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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In the middle of the protest it started to rain, but the crowd would not go away / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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An old lady holding on tight to a megaphone / Photo by Nicholas Danilov


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A look at the flag-bearing speakers over a burning candle / Photo by Nicholas Danilov

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