In the Kuzbass in Kemerovo by the “law of Spring” condemned the pastor of an unregistered Church “New generation” of Andrew Matuzova and fined 40 thousand rubles for
illegal missionary activity, according to the website
Main Department of internal Affairs of Russia across the Kemerovo region.
This decision was made by the Factory regional court of the city on Monday, 17
Oct. The reason was part 4 of article 5.26 of the administrative code (implementation
missionary activities with violation of requirements of legislation on
freedom of conscience, freedom of religion and religious
The court found a violation of the fact that the pastor did not notify the administration and
The Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation across the Kemerovo region on the establishment of the Church and not
recorded with celebrated divine-services and preached.
“Every day in Church was about two hundred parishioners,” reads the
the website of the Ministry of interior.
The court, according to Matusova, was held with violations:
particular, a woman who was not presented and that the pastor
once saw at the service, was filming in the courtroom, although this is
On the channel “New Generation Church Kemerovo” posted on YouTube
a video in which “Bishop” criticizes the judicial process.
“I’m not a lawyer and can’t say, accurately, there, legal
terms to say because for me they are, frankly,
enchanted terms,” warned Matusow and immediately began
to quote the Bible. “We must clearly understand that the whole world is
by the power of Satan and only Jesus Christ can free people from
the yoke of slavery”, – he added.
Matuzov believes that makes pleasing to God, is the good news and
destroys the Kingdom of Satan and is “the devil stings him in the heel.”
In the video the pastor says that he was charged with not only
worship in his own house, but missionary activity in
the Internet. “I preached on the Internet and I was found guilty in
what I illegal missionary activity is carried out plus I
spend his house of worship. Not affected, I have
permission for missionary activity and that those items that they
to impose charges that are not legal,” he complained
“The Bishop” promised to appeal the verdict. The trial of a he
called “court”: “my Prosecutors were not. There was only the judge and was
I’m a woman, she came to worship to us, which
recorded all on camera”. Matusow noted that a courtroom is impossible
to remove it, but the woman was removed, without introducing themselves and not explaining their
“I had no opportunity to defend himself before those who accused me.
Jesus. in fact, and then had the opportunity before Pilate against the Pharisees,” said Matuzov.
“In a country which calls itself Christian, the persecution for
preaching and good news.” “Spiritual ties” will not come through these things,
I’m sure the pastor.
A similar criticism of the “law of Spring” was made by the representative
Reformed Orthodox Church of Christ the Savior (Aristopia
Kiev) Sergey Zhuravlev, who in August was detained
in St. Petersburg for the sermon in the Jewish Messianic community and fined
on five thousand rubles. He called
his pursuers “persecutors of Christ” and promised to pray for them.
Informatsionno-analiticheskiy Tsentr “Sova”
notes that at the end of September the citizen of Ukraine Irina Tishchenko, leader
family and women’s Ministry in motion “the New generation” in
Pershotravensk of Dnipropetrovsk region and Kharkiv, visited
Kemerovo Church “New generation” and publicly congratulated the spouse
Matuzova birthday, was fined under part 5 of article 5.26
Of the administrative code. The judgment States that Tishchenko did not have permission
to conduct missionary activity of the Church “New generation”.
The teaching of the Church “New generation” refers to the so-called third
the wave of neopentadactyla, also called “prosperity theology”. In
as “occult magic, which proclaims that
a real Christian must be healthy, happy and rich”.
“New generation” has been characterized as a totalitarian sect in the official statement of the Latvian Committee on struggle against totalitarian sects (published in 2007 on the website of Daugavpils Gorod.lv).
The package of laws, among other things, regulating
missionary activities, restricting the opportunity to preach outside
temples, prohibits preaching in a residential area, and transfer of residential
non-residential premises for religious activities
he became known as “Spring package”, although its author was not
only Deputy Irina Yarovaya, but the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on
the defense of the United Russia Viktor Ozerov, as well as other parliamentarians from
“United Russia” – Alexey Pushkov and Nadezhda Gerasimova.
The first one tried to bring to administrative responsibility for
the “law of Spring”, became a hare Krishna
from Dzerzhinsk Vadim Siberia, told in the city of Cherkessk
(Karachay-Cherkessia) about his faith and gave religious literature
two passers-by, however, the world court of Cherkessk 15 Aug stopped
the case for lack of corpus delicti.
Since then, the number of such cases and prescribed courts of fines missionaries
increased, and in Moscow even there Orthodox human rights
analytical centre that brings together some “Orthodox lawyers”,
preachers the police.