Orthodox Priest Was Killed With His Family

Country: Russia

Date of incident: December 2, 2006

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



The priest Andrei Nikolaev, his wife and three children have died after their house was set on fire in the village Pryamukhino, Tver region. This was not the first time someone tried to disserve the family or the church. Several months before the accident, the priest informed police and asked for help and protection. He even addressed the media for help but nobody answered. The killer doused the house with gasoline and set on fire.