Hate Crimes Against Christians 2009

Country: Russia

Date of incident: December 31, 2009

Find here a list of cases for the year 2009 which was brought to our attention .

The murder of an Orthodox priest on November 19th, 2009, in Moscow;
the assault of a priest and a layman in November 2009, in Moscow;
five incidents of church burnings on various dates in 2009, in Vladimir;
one attempt to intimidate worshippers at an Orthodox chapel  in December 2009, in Vladimir;
twenty-four incidents of vandalism to churches or church property on various dates and in various locations in 2009. This information was provided by the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis.