The Prosecutor General’s office will consider the complaint on the feast of Halloween that promote the “cult of Satan”
Russian Prosecutor General’s office has received a request to check the legality of celebrations and events dedicated to the Western celebration of Halloween in Russia. The Supervisory Agency has assured that the complaint will be dealt with in the statutory period, reports TASS.
On the appeal, which activists said that the celebration is contrary to Russian law and promotes the “cult of Satan”, media reported on 29 October, but at the time in office of public Prosecutor it has not yet arrived, the Agency said.
Terms of consideration of appeals of citizens to the Prosecutor’s office is 30 days from the date of registration, and not requiring additional investigation and check – within 15 days, reminds journalists.
The other day the leader of the Orthodox public movement “God’s will” Dmitry Larionov , nicknamed Enteo promised to send to the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation the appeal to ban the celebration of Halloween in Russian schools.
“I have a purely negative attitude to this holiday, because it is an ancient pagan mystery, dedicated to the God of death, which dates back to the mythology of the ancient druids, Celts and so on. And, of course, such holidays have no place in Russia, it is against our cultural code. But the worst thing is that maybe it’s a trend that public schools mentioned this so-called holiday among children who do not realize what is happening, do not understand that under the guise of a harmless holiday they are, in fact, participate in the pagan mysteries,” said Enteo.
Enteo promised to write an appeal on October 28, to guide him to the reception by the Minister of education and science to the end of the month. According to him, at present, orders for school holidays are taken at the level of authorities of different regions, however at the moment the need for centralized Directive for government agencies throughout the country. “It is very important to educational institutions, public venues that exist on our taxes, such obscurantism was not”, – concluded Enteo.
The Ministry of education, in turn, explained that the Agency annually generates a calendar of memorable dates and events recommended for Russian schools, relying in the process of formation of Russian history and traditions. “On these holidays and events oriented schools, when carrying out, including holiday events. And there’s no Halloween”, – stressed in the Ministry.
Earlier media reported that parents and activists drafted a petition and sent a letter to the Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva with the request “to respond to the wide practice of celebrating in public schools is alien to the traditional Russian values of the holiday”, say the journalists.
Earlier the lawyer of the Kirov region Yaroslav Mikhaylov has sent the General and regional Prosecutor’s office a statement, in which he noted that the festive pumpkins and costumes of evil spirits will have to be tested for compliance with the provisions of the so-called “Spring package-Ozerov” on combating extremism.
Mikhailov suggested to prevent mass celebrations with symbols of Halloween. The holiday itself he describes as a cult: “it’s the juxtaposition of the Holy and religion.” “The ritual of entry into the way of evil spirits through costumes and makeup, the ritual of begging for sweets (feeding of evil spirits), ritual dancing night – in fact, the madness” – explained the lawyer. In his opinion, it is nothing like missionary work to the Gentiles, the spread of the cult of Satan.
Last year the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has acted with sharp criticism to address of those who celebrated Halloween on the background of the crash of the Russian airliner, which killed 224 people. Mourning in Russia announced on 1 November.