Maria Alekhina: I did not intend to offend anyone’s religious feelings

posted 24 Apr 2012, 08:27 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 Apr 2012, 08:28 ]
Source: (info), 16/04/12 

· Freedom of expression  · Freedom of conscience  · Public protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

On April 13, Maria Alekhina, a defendant in the case of the “punk prayer” held in the Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, addressed a letter to Orthodox believers in a spirit of reconciliation. 
"I have always held, and continue to hold, a belief that faith of any kind is something personal, and not political. Something childlike, internal, something that gives strength. Not an instrument for manipulation, not a weapon. But on the contrary – something able to defeat weapons." [Read more