Unidentified delinquents burnt down an Orthodox church in Sakhalin

On Sunday night Orthodox Church was burnt in the village of Yasnoye, the Tymovo District, the Sakhalin Region. "Local residents, who live near the church, saw the church on fire at two a.m." Parochial Rector Fr. Konstantin told Interfax.

According to the priest, officials of the Fire Safety Authority and Regional Department of Internal Affairs came to the site and suggested it was an arson.

The Rector doesn't exclude a possibility that representatives of neo-pentecostal sect, who have recently become active in the Tymovo District, were involved.

He said he had thrice turned to the police and pointed out to the facts of sectarians' illegal agitation in children educational institutions of the district.

Source: Interfax religion