Members of the Orthodox Church in Russia have held pro-life car rallies  in Moscow and in two Russian towns, Orel and Ramenskoye.

The Orthodox Center for Pro-Life Education “Zhizn” (Life) and  Charity Fund for Protection of Family, Motherhood and Childhood organized the events, the second of their kind, which mark a significant moment in the development of pro-life work in Russia. They report (on their blog):

” … the second car rally was … an important step in the pursuit of the protection of children’s lives. We have, hopefully, pursuaded our followers to be more proactive in organizing pro-life rallies in all Russian regions … the Moscow road police tried to stop our “cortege” four times. Without success. Each time we convinced the policemen that our action was perfectly peaceful and absolutely legal.

“In the end, the pro-life motorcade has successfully passed through the city fully in accordance with the route we planned. In the same way we will do our best to make changes in the laws and to stop the infanticide in our dying out country and also in all countries of the world. We would like to thank heartily all participants of our rally. With our joint efforts, once again we have said in a loud voice: STOP to Abortions!”