Chechnya leader gives priests cars and salaries

Grozny, March 14, 2014

First deputy chairman of the Chechen government administration Dmitry Kashlyunov has handed over car keys to three Orthodox priests, reports Interfax-Religion.

Rector of the Church of Holy Archangel Michael in Grozny Priest Gregory Kutsenko, Cleric of the Shelkovskaya parish of Holy Greatmartyr Barbara Fr. Sergy, and Rector of the Church of the Nativity of Christ in Naurskaya Stanitsa Hieromonk Ambrose (Marchenko) were given new Lada Priora cars by order of the republic's president Ramzan Kadyrov, reports the Chechen head's press service.

"These cars are being allotted for operative settlement of believers' issues and meeting of church needs," D. Kashlyunov said.

Moreover, R. Kadyrov has made a decision to fix salaries for clergy. The means will be assigned from non-budgetary sources. It has not been specified how much the salaries will be. Furthermore, housing problems of each priest have been fully solved, the message reads.


Andrea Rae1/20/2015 12:41 am
Is there a way to contact the priest at the Orthodox Church in Grozny?

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