SACRILEGE: Statue of Orthodox Saint Destroyed by Ukrainian Government

A video published by the Ukrainian outlet Strana shows the monument being pulled down by a rope tied around the saint’s neck and connected to a truck. . .

Originally appeared at: Orthodox Christianity

The dismantling of monuments connected with Russia continues in Ukraine.

A monument to St. Alexander Nevsky was pulled down in the Saltova District of Kharkov today. A video published by the Ukrainian outlet Strana shows the monument being pulled down by a rope tied around the saint’s neck and connected to a truck.

St. Alexander was Prince of Novgorod (1236–40, 1241–56 and 1258–1259), Grand Prince of Kiev (1236–52), and Grand Prince of Vladimir (1252–63). He is known for a number of military victories that played a significant role in Rus’ history. He ended his days as a monk with the name Alexei.

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