Interfax - Moscow Cossacks have made a decision to organize guards near churches in southeastern Moscow in response to a recent hooligan act in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the press service for the prefecture of the Moscow Southeastern District told Interfax on Monday.
"There will be voluntary Cossack brigades near every church in southeastern Moscow. Cossacks launched an initiative entitled "Protect Orthodox Holy Places!" following an incident that occurred in the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior in February," the press service has reported.
The incident in question occurred on February 21, when five girls wearing protective masks approached the altar in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and insulted the clergy and believers, including the patriarch of all Russia, for 2-3 minutes. The incident outraged representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and believers. (See original story HERE)