Urgent news of section
Dmitry Smirnov: Russian cleric who called live-in girlfriends ‘free prostitutes’ & likened abortion to the Holocaust dies age 69

Dmitry Smirnov: Russian cleric who called live-in girlfriends ‘free prostitutes’ & likened abortion to the Holocaust dies age 69

In recent years, Smirnov has criticized abortion, laws against domestic violence, and cohabitation without marriage, often using derogatory language to refer to women.

According to Fyodor Lukyanov, a church official, he died of a chronic illness unrelated to coronavirus.

Smirnov gained notoriety in February 2019, when he called abortions “worse than the Holocaust,” questioning why the state “pays for the murder of its own citizens.” 

In February 2020, Smirnov came under fire after dismissing unmarried women who cohabitate with men “free prostitutes,” claiming that live-in-girlfriends are just a “temporary joy.”

“Hello! No, you just provide services for free – and that's all, and no one counts you as their wife,” Smirnov said. The Church itself explained the statement as merely “unsuccessful trolling.”

In spring, the archpriest stated that girls should study how to be mothers rather than go to school, believing that it would just teach them “jealousy, name-calling, bad words, and rudeness to teachers.” This comment came a year after he claimed that men are smarter than women, labeling high-achieving females such as Marie Curie as a “rarity.”

Following his many controversial statements, Smirnov was awarded ‘Sexist of the Year 2020’, a prize given out every Women's Day.

Aside from sexism, Smirnov gained international recognition for supporting the practice of blessing Russia's nuclear weapons arsenal, calling them a “wonderful invention.”

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Source: www.rt.com

The last notes - Политика

most read news

#Политика

The young Milana Makhanets has almost seven million followers on Singaporean video-sharing app Likee, a TikTok analog popular with young Russian and Ukrainian kids. Milana also works as a model, often
подробнее...

On Sunday evening, a video of the women went viral on social media, with one resident of a Dubai tower filming the group from another building in the Marina neighborhood. Unconfirmed reports later
подробнее...

“Crimea is ours!” Seven years ago this week, that cry resounded across Russia, following what people in the West call the “annexation” of Crimea but what Russians prefer to call the “reunification” of
подробнее...

The monument, dedicated to the 'Warrior-Liberator,' is in Zainsk, a town around 1000km east of Moscow.As seen on a video posted by online news outlet Baza, four children on Tuesday night were playing
подробнее...

Russia and the US are planning to perform “mixed flights” to orbit, Pavel Vlasov, the head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, told Komsomolskaya Pravda radio on Sunday. “It means that a
подробнее...

On Tuesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Britain would end its policy of a gradual nuclear wind-down, and instead increase its stockpile of the devastating explosives to 260. As
подробнее...

According to the latest edition of the education institute’s ‘Comments on the State of Business’ publication, both Russia’s GDP and investments grew in the last six months of 2020, meaning the short
подробнее...

Speaking to journalists on Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there was no precedent for the remarks in the history of the two nations.“These are very bad statements by the US president,”
подробнее...

Molchanov is a 14-time freediving world champion, and his latest achievement is another in a long list of accomplishments. With his latest dive recorded by a judge from the AIDA, the sport's
подробнее...

That’s according to a new poll from the Levada Center, a Moscow-based pollster and registered foreign agent. The survey revealed that the number of Russians who believe the nation to be European has
подробнее...

The annual ancient Maslenitsa festival is seen as a way of bidding farewell to winter and marks the beginning of Lent – and the burning of an effigy is an integral part of the festivities in towns and
подробнее...

On Thursday, Snowden’s attorney Anatoly Kucherena revealed that he had completed all the necessary documentation, which would soon be sent off to the authorities. He has been living in Moscow since
подробнее...

In a statement announcing the envoy’s recall on Wednesday night, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the ambassador was needed in Moscow for “consultations to analyze what to do
подробнее...

The tour group was climbing up Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the highest active volcano in Eurasia and a part of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site. Klyuchevskaya Sopka, thought by locals to be a holy site,
подробнее...

Popular red-top newspapers the Sun and the Mirror ran the sensational allegations over the weekend, in which President Vladimir Putin was said to be plotting a post-pandemic assassination campaign
подробнее...

Asked by reporters on Thursday whether Biden would consider the offer from his Russian counterpart, spokeswoman Jen Psaki answered in the negative, saying she did not have any news about a future
подробнее...

The proposed tax was suggested by one of the country’s most prominent senators, Alexey Pushkov, a member of the ruling United Russia party. The wheels are already in motion for it to be
подробнее...

The seventh annual Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest has received nearly 4,500 submissions from some 70 countries from all over the globe, the event organizers said on Wednesday.This
подробнее...