Radical Reznichenko: to burn Tithes Church is the only possible option
Radical Dmitry Reznichenko, the leader of the organization "New Fire", on the air of the political talk show on Zik TV, which was invited by the director of the Department of Religious and Ethnic Affairs of the Ministry of Culture Andrei Yurash, said that if it is impossible to legislatively restrict the "hostile organization" it must be burned.
The host said that some people prefer to solve the issues as they see fit. "Some consider the construction near the remains of the Tithes Church as the temple of God, others – as an illegal structure and are trying to burn it. Is it reasonable, how balanced is this decision?" asked the Zik journalist.
"And this you are already addressing me as a representative of the side that tried to burn," remarked Reznichenko to the words of the host. "This is the only possible option. Andrei (Yurash) said the right thing that when there are no legislative mechanisms to restrict the activities of an openly hostile organization ... nature does not tolerate emptiness, then if the state is not going to fight an organization hostile to the state, this must be done by society."
To the question of the host who decides whether it is hostile or not, and if two thousand-strong crowds gather and each has its own opinion about faith, "someone wants to ride a tank or burn down", the activist gave his vision: "Here we deviate a little from the religious topic. Any controversial historical issues in the end are decided in a mob-to-mob fighting."
As reported by the UOJ, the arsonists of the Tithes Monastery of the UOC asked to consider their actions as a precedent and the beginning of the opening of the "cultural and religious front". At the same time, one of the accused of arson stated that "this action and this process have no religious implication".