Prison Cell

“The last European Executioner”: Why Belarus preserves the death penalty

Disclaimer: this is a translated, modified and updated version of an article that was published by the same author three years ago in the Russian online-journal “7×7”. The original version can be found here. While Amnesty International has called Belarus … Continue reading “The last European Executioner”: Why Belarus preserves the death penalty

Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Will it secede from the Russian one?

Ukraine’s Religious Scene: In Quest for an Independent Orthodox Church

While politicians help forward plans for a united Ukrainian Orthodox church, a recent survey shows that the population is not overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the idea. However, if successful, the move could reduce the country’s dependence on Russia and possibly pave … Continue reading Ukraine’s Religious Scene: In Quest for an Independent Orthodox Church