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Ekaterinodar and Kuban diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church sent to the Ministry of culture with the request to provide information on the centres of ancient Slavic culture and mass events in the days of the traditional Slavic and pre-Christian celebrations. This is stated in the letter from the Deputy Minister of culture of the Krasnodar territory Grigory Zhukov, heads of regional museums. The document is available at the disposal of edition”.ru”.
“We ask you to provide information about the presence in the state and municipal museums of Krasnodar Krai centres of ancient Slavic culture”, — the document says. In particular, the diocese is interested in the celebration of Maslenitsa, Ivan Kupala, Medresa, perunova of the day, the Kind of the day of Svarog and others.
Concern about paganism, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has expressed and later. For example, in the summer of 2018, he stated that is concerned about the growing number of pagans among athletes and commandos. As reported RIA Novosti, the popularity of this phenomenon is explained by the omission from the Church. “We realized that in a sports environment, and among military personnel, especially those working in the field of special operations (where there is a constant risk to life) are becoming popular among some of the athletes and soldiers of pagan ideas, ideas derived from the pagan relationship to the person”, — said Kirill.
The adoption of Christianity in Ancient Rus ‘ resulted in the eradication of the pagan cults, the clergy condemned the pagan festivals, religious buildings, including idols and temples were destroyed. The beginning of the official history of the Russian Church is 988.
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