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Arrest warrant issued for man accused of damaging Orthodox icons

17:16 19/09/2012

MOSCOW, September 19 - RAPSI. The Khamovnichesky District Court issued an arrest warrant for Yuri Piotrovsky, who allegedly poured ink on two icons at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, a court spokesperson told RAPSI Wednesday.

The police said Piotrovsky, 62, came to the cathedral on September 16, where he poured two bottles of ink on the icons. After he was detained, investigators learned that the individual was earlier registered at a mental institution where he had been receiving treatment.

The 62-year old man told the police that he was protesting against the Russian Orthodox Church’s position on the high-profile Pussy Riot case.

Piotrovsky has been charged with hooliganism and may face up to five years in prison.

Christ the Savior Cathedral Archpriest Mikhail Ryazantsev told RIA Novosti that the icons have already been restored.

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17:16 19/09/2012 A Moscow district court issued an arrest warrant for Yuri Piotrovsky, who allegedly poured ink on two icons at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral.
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