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In Kosovo, with the connivance of KFOR, Christian shrines are destroyed


The vandalism of Albanian Kosovars in the destruction of Orthodox churches and monasteries, the genocide of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija knows no bounds. In this regard, Orthodox people around the world are concerned with the question of what else can be preserved and what guarantees can be preserved by the surviving shrines of the Serbian Orthodox Church, how to protect the Serbian population in Kosovo and Metohija, Orthodox values, Christian population in other regions of the world.

One of the most widespread religions in the world is Orthodoxy, which is practiced in the 62 countries of the world and has more than 33 thousands of parishes. Orthodoxy is one of the most common religions in Serbia. According to the 2002 census, 6,4 million Orthodox, or 85% of the population, lived in Serbia. Until recently, no less than in Serbia, Orthodox lived in the Kosovo region of Serbia.

On the territory of Kosovo and Metohija are ancient Orthodox shrines, both of the Middle Ages and of the new time, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In particular, here are the revered Orthodox monasteries of High Decani, Gracanica, Pech Patriarchate, the Church of the Mother of God of Levišsk and others. Many Orthodox monuments in Kosovo testify to the great role of the region in the formation of Serbian identity and national unity: on its territory in 1389 there was a battle on the Kosovo field, which became a symbol of Serbian patriotism and the struggle for independence, and the Pec Patriarchate during the period of Serbia under Ottoman Empire served as the main center of Serbian culture and the national movement for independence.

In Kosovo, with the connivance of KFOR, Christian shrines are destroyed

Currently, Kosovo and Metohija, this blessed region for the entire Christian world, is experiencing tragic times and is plunged into the darkness of violence and lawlessness. Since the introduction of the KFOR NATO forces into Kosovo in 1999 and then the self-proclamation of Kosovo as an independent state in 2008, a policy of genocide against the Orthodox Serb population has been carried out in the province: more than a thousand Serbs have been expelled from their homes. For example, in the capital of Kosovo, the city of Pristina, in which up to 250 thousands of Serbs lived until the year 1999, only 20 Serbian families remained in 2004, and now there are no more. All driven out of their homes.

In general, tens of thousands of Serbs and other non-Albanian nationalities left their homes in the province. More than 200 thousands of Serbs from Kosovo are currently continuing, as refugees, in the territory of Serbia and Montenegro, and the prospects for their return home are highly uncertain. Many Serbs in Kosovo were killed by Albanian extremists. As a result, at present, the population of the Republic of Kosovo is predominantly Albanian - more than 90%. Serbs no more than 6% left (about 100 thousand people).

Orthodox clerics have been murdered with particular cruelty in Kosovo. For example, 8 August 2000 was found the body of his father Khariton (he was a monk in the Holy Archangel Monastery near Prizren). Khariton's father was abducted by armed men in uniform and with insignia of UCK gangs (KLA) 16 on June 2000, when German forces from KFOR entered the suburbs of Prizren. According to the court report, Khariton’s father had his left arm broken and several ribs, his head and cervical vertebrae were missing. Everything speaks about the martyrdom of this Orthodox priest. And this is not the only case when the Orthodox clergy are exterminated and subjected to terror by Albanian extremists and nationalists.

According to Bishop Rashsko-Prizrensky Theodosius, at present, the level of Orthodox security has fallen to the lowest level since the March 2004 pogroms of the year.

Another tragedy of the Kosovo region is the massive destruction of cultural and historical monuments, destruction of Orthodox monasteries and temples with impunity. It is known that after the KFOR forces entered the region and the Kosovar Albanians came to power, more than 200 Orthodox churches have already been destroyed, most of which are monuments of architecture and art of the X-XIII centuries, which even survived the 500-year Turkish yoke. In 1999, extremists set fire to the church of the Holy Trinity, built in the 17th century. During the pogroms on March 19-2004, 35 alone, 10 churches and monasteries were destroyed. According to approximate data, more than XNUMX thousand icons, works of church art and items of liturgical utensils were destroyed and stolen, many of which migrated to the illegal antiques markets.

Vandalism continues in the 2013 year. In January, the Church of St. John the Forerunner in Strpce was robbed; in February, the Church of the Holy Trinity (again), the holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Klokot, the Church of St. Petka in the village of Doña and the Church of St. Nicholas in the village of Binac and many others were robbed and desecrated. In addition, in the surviving churches, Orthodox are prevented from performing worship services, which is already the spiritual genocide of the Serbs.

What is the purpose of this vandalism? "The mass desecration of shrines is an instrument of intimidation of the Orthodox population of Kosovo and Metohija, which they are trying to force to renounce its historical memory," believe the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.

There is a mass desecration of tombstones and monuments: in mid-January 2013 years of Kosovo were desecrated 59 Serbian gravestones, a week later - 27 monuments in the cemetery of scream, then 50 Serbian graves at the cemetery in Priziene, six - on Suvom Grlu, three - in Plemetine destroyed the graves in the cemetery in Pec. In the service of the Vandals staged an explosion in the cemetery, which destroyed many tombstones. Extremists destroy Orthodox crosses, mutilate the departed image, a chapel is set on fire in the cemetery in Miloshev.

In March, in the Orthodox part of Kosovo’s Mitrovica, inhabited by Albanian-Kosovars, 90% of Serbian graves were ravaged by the Orthodox cemetery. Archpriest Milia Arsovic said that not only the gravestone monuments were destroyed, but the plaques from many graves disappeared. "Any place where there is a cross is a sacred place, and they (the Albanian Kosovars) are trying to erase the trail of every cross," said the priest. The destruction of the Serbs, their spirituality destroys the Orthodox people, the Orthodox faith itself.

The genocide of the Serbian population, the destruction and desecration of Orthodox monasteries, churches and cemeteries takes place in the presence, and often, with the direct connivance, of the inaction of the KFOR NATO forces from 30 countries (23 of them are NATO members) in the number of 5600 military personnel and designed to ensure peace, law and order and stability in the region.

Everything that happens in Kosovo and Metohija cannot but disturb the Orthodox people of the whole world. At the same time, the issue of the future of the Orthodox population of the Kosovo region, as well as the guarantees of the safety of the surviving shrines of the Serbian Orthodox Church, may be of particular concern. To preserve the surviving Orthodox shrines, to protect the Serbian population in Kosovo and Metohija - this is the main task requiring, in the opinion of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, "the formation of the common position of all the Local Orthodox Churches." This will help protect Orthodox values, the Christian population in other parts of the world: in the Middle East, in Transnistria and others.
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    APASUS 6 September 2013 07: 17
    The war has long been going on not against Kosovars, but against Christian values!
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 6 September 2013 08: 24
      This adder must be cleaned to zero, like a nest of rats and cockroaches. Only then will peace return to Kosovo. Assassins, rapists and organ traders cannot be considered human beings.
      1. goldfinger
        goldfinger 6 September 2013 08: 53
        And you will clean it, the viper, if the Serbs of the metropolis drink coffee, and ask others to do it. Remember the Hague tribunal - they themselves turned in their generals who fought for Serbia and Orthodoxy! Well them in f .. pu! In the 90s, I remember, from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine volunteers for the civil war in Yugoslavia, and Serbs - in Belgrade cafes! Fight Brothers! Because of such bros Russia is not ready to climb into the first world! What happened - the greatest tragedy! And the other brothers - the Bulgarians, in the first and second, were on the side of the Germans. God forbid such friends, but I can handle the enemies myself. But this is my personal opinion, I do not impose on anyone.
        1. Basilevs
          Basilevs 6 September 2013 10: 09
          Quote to the topic: “We had such ardent Slavophiles that we were ready to recognize as fairer and more important for Russia to deal with the fate of the Western Slavs than, for example, such Latvians, Finns, Mordovians, Germans and other nationalities who adopted our language, our faith, long ago became our closest and even blood relatives of ours.
          But the peoples living in Russia, who preserved their language, religion and hundreds of years live the same life with us, created, although to a small extent, a great Russia with the Russian Slavs, fought alongside us - are they really strangers to us? what, for example, are Bosnians and Herzegovins, the existence of which the vast majority of the Russian people only recently learned?
          Is Russia poor in its means and uncultured in the 40th century, to the detriment of the indigenous Russian population and not caring for the introduction of almost XNUMX million of the border population living in Russia to the Russian state, will again spend the blood of its sons and spend hard Russian money on the device separated from us other peoples of the Western Slavs? "
          General Kuropatkin.

          "... An extremely symbolic touch: according to the relevant services, during the war in the Balkans (which, I think, should be considered the Fourth Balkan, because the third took place in 1941-1945), about sixty thousand young, healthy Serbs lived in Russia of the most conscript age (other sources name even more than ninety thousand.) Is it good to know how many of them, having learned about the war, rushed to defend their homeland?
          Zero integers, zero tenths. All this well-fed redneck enthusiastically twisted this or that business in Russia, dragged Russian girls to bed and savory champed Russian fat. True, from time to time, some of them held rallies, where, according to a habit that had been deeply rooted for one hundred and twenty years, they again demanded that mother Russia defend them once again, as in the old days: she had declared war on NATO, threw up arms to the Serbs, and gave money. Having listened to these calls, Russian guys went to Serbia to fight and it would be good if they talked about gopniks like Eduard Limonov, who couldn’t live normally in peace, eating like a vampire, blood, mess, anarchy, chaos. We went and romantics, in the spirit of the old times sincerely believed that they were going to a holy cause ...
          How did it end? Yes, very Serbian, you know. In the end, the Westernizers promised the Serbs a lot of money if they literally sold them President Milosevic, the warmonger and mastermind of genocide, for a subsequent trial with lawyers, side arguments and other signs of civilization. Serbs thought and sold their president. ... "A. Bushkov.
      2. Ezhaak
        Ezhaak 6 September 2013 09: 43
        Quote: Kibalchish
        Assassins, rapists, and organ traffickers cannot be considered human beings.

        But nowhere to go if they are supported by the USA and Europe, it is very beneficial for them. By the way, among the organ dealers, the Israelis were also repeatedly noticed. I hope there is no need to emphasize to whom it is beneficial?
      DEMENTIY 6 September 2013 08: 31
      Whores in balaclava is the same song, only more cynical!
    3. Mitek
      Mitek 6 September 2013 08: 35
      Well, the ruins in the photo resemble a Christian shrine a little, but does anyone else even have a shadow of the thought that the so-called peacekeepers are standing there in order to protect someone? Conventional occupation forces. That's all. They deeply shit on the church, people and everything except money and the inability to rise from the knees of Serbia.
  2. Lone wolf
    Lone wolf 6 September 2013 07: 39
    And after that, they run into Lenin and Stalin ?!
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 6 September 2013 07: 43
      Quote: Lone Wolf
      And after that, they run into Lenin and Stalin ?!

      What side did Lenin drag here or did he not destroy the Church? If the Kosovars of a different faith do atrocities, then the Lenin of Judah destroyed the shrines in his own country.
      1. alone
        alone 6 September 2013 12: 12
        those people don’t have any faith. A man of faith will not do this. These are tricks of nonhumans.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 6 September 2013 19: 11
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        What side did Lenin drag here or did he not destroy the Church?

        You most likely did not study political economy in institutes and V.I. Lenin is unknown to you. Lenin himself did not ruin the temples, he simply created the basis for religion. Having designated the Orthodox as the political stronghold of the regime, Vladimir Ulyanov in his articles consistently holds the idea of ​​the Church as the stronghold of the bourgeoisie and reaction. After the 1917 revolution, this particular Leninist idea will become a source of persecution of the clergy and believers, who will be shot and imprisoned on charges of "counter-revolution." Many pre-revolutionary publications of the future founder of the Soviet state leave no doubt that in case of his coming to power, the Orthodox can only expect a martyrdom.

        Here is a very characteristic excerpt from the work already mentioned by us, "Classes and Parties in Their Relation to Religion and the Church":

        “The representative of the counter-revolutionary bourgeoisie wants to strengthen religion, wants to strengthen the influence of religion on the masses, feeling the insufficiency, obsolescence, even the harm done to the ruling classes by“ officials in robes “that lower the authority of the church. The Octobrist is fighting against the extremes of clericalism and police custody in order to strengthen the influence of religion on the masses, to replace at least some means of stupid people, too rude, too outdated, too dilapidated, failing to achieve their goals - with more subtle, more advanced means. The police religion is no longer enough to stupid the masses, give us a more cultured, renewed, more agile religion that can operate in a self-governing parish - that’s what capital demands from the autocracy. "
        The attitude of Lenin towards representatives of the Church as opportunists is the essence of his conception of any Church and religion. The Bolshevik leader was not interested in the complex issues of theology
    2. Odysseus
      Odysseus 6 September 2013 08: 16
      Quote: Lone Wolf
      And after that, they run into Lenin and Stalin ?!

      belay Who runs into them? There is not a word about them in the article.
      If you mean the bourgeois authorities of the Russian Federation as a whole, this is their job. For them, the Bolsheviks are the number one enemy. Nobody wants to lose their looted property.
      As for the article, it gives the impression of "Yaroslava's crying".
      Yes, Serbs need to be protected. But this requires strength and will.
      And if this is not, then how to protect them? The common position of all the Local Orthodox Churches? This is not even funny.
  3. Cormorants
    Cormorants 6 September 2013 07: 50
    How tired of this unnecessary, useless organization like the UN, it cannot do anything, a puppet organization.
    But we’ll become nothing stronger, withdraw the liberal hydra from the state, and restore order in this region.
    Albanians will still be responsible for what they have done, and Europe will also be indifferent, justice will prevail, in any case, evil will be punished here or in the next world.
    Serbia, you and I hold on.
    1. Denis
      Denis 6 September 2013 08: 04
      Quote: Cormorants
      How tired of this unnecessary, useless organization like the UN, it cannot do anything, a puppet organization.

      We must fight for our land, do it ourselves.
      1. not good
        not good 6 September 2013 08: 56
        For this reason, NATO peacekeepers were introduced to prevent the Serbs from defending their homeland. And the artificial expansion of radical Islam will soon become Europeans themselves a cancer, where then they will recruit all peacekeepers.
        1. Denis
          Denis 6 September 2013 09: 01
          Quote: Negoro
          For this reason, NATO peacekeepers were introduced in order to prevent the Serbs from defending their homeland.

          It means to make the earth burn under the feet of these peacekeepers.
  4. KOH
    KOH 6 September 2013 07: 53
    No matter where the Americans go with their CRIMINALITY, bestiality happens everywhere, if Lenin is Judas, then the devil we know who ...
  5. Revolver
    Revolver 6 September 2013 08: 13
    Here it is, the "religion of peace", in all its glory.
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 6 September 2013 09: 46
      Quote: Nagan
      Here it is, the "religion of peace", in all its glory.

      Dear, are you talking about those Catholics and Protestants that should protect monuments and people as part of KFOR?
  6. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 6 September 2013 08: 14
    Beasts. Stupid, illiterate animals. There are no other words. In the "next world" you will be responsible for everything. Nothing goes with impunity.
  7. gispanec
    gispanec 6 September 2013 08: 24
    nothing ...... soon I think the story will correct a mistake called KOSOVO ....
      DEMENTIY 6 September 2013 08: 55
      soon history will correct a mistake called Kosovo.

      It would be better if history corrected a mistake called the USA!
  8. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 6 September 2013 08: 31
    there will be a holiday on our street, and then the Kosovo Albanians must be destroyed as a people
      DEMENTIY 6 September 2013 09: 02
      destroy as a people ...

      Well, are you my friend so bloodthirsty? Who did you study with?
      1. soldier's grandson
        soldier's grandson 6 September 2013 22: 51
        under the tsar the Kuban Tatars were destroyed and it was not in vain to see, Kalmyks were used as special forces as a result of the Kuban Tatars as the people were wiped off the ground
  9. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 6 September 2013 08: 38
    Savages whom people cannot be called under any guise.
  10. jagdpanzer
    jagdpanzer 6 September 2013 08: 43
    In Chechnya, it was not better at the time, and in Russia this seems to be the case.
  11. Sirs
    Sirs 6 September 2013 08: 46
    So Yeltsin’s mistakes come up, we also want in the Middle East. You can’t abandon Syria !!!
    1. vladsolo56
      vladsolo56 6 September 2013 14: 58
      This is not a mistake, this is a crime. How to just call a crime a mistake.
  12. Mr. Gambu4aS
    Mr. Gambu4aS 6 September 2013 09: 08
    Here everyone is shouting something like "We'll show Kuzkin's mother" and so on and so on, and at this time the same thing happens in our country, 20-30 years will pass and we will have the same thing, in the yard the children do not speak Russian, as it is not sad, but with such "stability" we will soon die out like mammoths and there is no need here just to answer me about "not rocking the boat"! You may not believe my words, but believe your own eyes, the closed face on the street speaks for itself!
  13. individual
    individual 6 September 2013 09: 10
    Old as the World:
    "To defeat the people, you must remove their faith."
  14. SmacXnumx
    SmacXnumx 6 September 2013 09: 14
    The shrines are not destroyed with the connivance of the KFOR forces, but on their tip and on their money is genocide.
    1. Mr. Gambu4aS
      Mr. Gambu4aS 6 September 2013 09: 20
      Yes there and no interference! There is no need to support Albanians, just turn away so that these animals stick a knife in the throat!
  15. Larus
    Larus 6 September 2013 10: 35
    Here is one way, to burn everything to the root, but if the Serbs themselves do not want this, then we see what we see. Escaping is always easier.
    1. Mr. Gambu4aS
      Mr. Gambu4aS 6 September 2013 10: 47
      Pff, since the Serbs burned everything to the root until the year 99, what did this lead to? besides the fact that we see now, the Serbs threw democratic rockets tore their country into twenty-five parts and gave them the right to destroy the animals!
    2. goldfinger
      goldfinger 6 September 2013 11: 14
      And bros, what, hands from grow? That, they resisted for a look, sold the president and generals' loot to the Hague tribunal for NATO, and are eager for NATO and the EU. Get what you wanted! And rightly so! So history teaches traitors! Raised a cry - advocate, save! Saving the drowning is the work of the drowning! Not in bro, but in the eye! Especially in this case.
  16. Horst78
    Horst78 6 September 2013 12: 14
    Nothing, nothing. Kosovo and Metohija will return to the bosom of Serbia. Serbs hold on, in 1999g. they declared war on us and it will end in OUR victory.