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Modern inquisition, illustration by by [1]
Nadezhda Savchenko as victim of the Russian inquisition, 2016 [2]

Inquisition ( Инквизиция ) - phenomenon of collaboration of the administration of a church (usually, christian church) with corrupted governmental and juridical administration, that allow the religious leaders to suppress, physically eliminate the competitors and opponents. Inquisition uses some support among the religious fanatics, as in any other kind of fascism.

The history of the term refers to the leaders of the Catholic church in Europe of centuries 12-17, while any doubt in the postulates of the Catholic church was qualified as heresy and punished [3].

In century 21, the term refers mainly to the Russian Orthodox church РПЦ that uses the corrupted judges in order to eliminate opponents. In year 2012, three artists of the group Pussy Riot were jailed for the pray Pank–moleben that deviates from the church's canons. The success of head of the Russian orthodox church Kiril Gundiaev in punishment of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich is qualified as witch hunting and compared to activity of the Spanish Inquisition [4][5]. The comparison of the Pussy Riot trial with customs of the inquisition court is often discussed [6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13].


  1. 22nd-Apr-2012 04:31 am.
  2. НАДЕЖДА. March 5th, 20:53.
  4. Jay Cables. Pussy Riot members still in jail: a Russian 'witch hunt'. JUN 27, 2012
  5. Pyotr Verzilov. Pussy Riot: 'Russian courts are boring … but this week it's been like an American movie'. The public prosecutor had around 10 witnesses. The first question he asked each of them was, "Are you a deeply religious Orthodox person?" It gave the impression that if you answer no, you'd be taken out and put in a cage.// It really does give the smell of the Spanish Inquisition.
  6. Putin's Russia in the dock during Pussy Riot trial. Sunday 05 August 2012. The trial of three women who staged a peaceful protest in a church has focused worldwide attention on the growing crackdown in Russia since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in May, writes Tom Parfitt. .. "The Pussy Riot trial is like the Inquisition; it would look savage even in the most reactionary Islamic state. It's lamentable when repressions like this begin. Who knows what will happen next."
  7. Allison Kilkenny. The Pussy Riot Trial Begins: Feminist Activists Take on Putin. July 31, 2012 - 10:01 AM ET. “I think this is like an inquisition, like mockery.”
  8.,1472596,16751570.html CHRISTIAN ESCH. Wie die Inquisition. 30. JULI 2012. (PUSSY RIOT RUSSLAND)
  9. Daniel Zimnikov: Lawyers Pussy Riot accused the court of torture activists: they are not fed and not allowed to sleep Posted on July 31, 2012. .. “Khamovnichesky Inquisition” ..
  10. Medics called in at Pussy Riot trial in Russia. THURSDAY, AUGUST 02, 2012 - 09:02 Many critics have compared the trial to a mediaeval inquisition.
  11. Ignacio Ortega. El juicio a las anarquistas que cantaron contra Vladimir Putin recuerda a muchos rusos los procesos sumarios por brujería realizados por la Santa Inquisición. Sabado, 04 de agosto de 2012 | 4:30 am.
  12. La condamnation des Pussy Riot "digne de l'Inquisition". 17.08.2012 à 20h07.
  13. Vladimir Poutine et les sorcières des Pussy Riot. LE MONDE | 18.08.2012 à 16h46 • Mis à jour le 20.08.2012 à 07h16. .. En 1692, dans le Massachusetts, les sorcières de Salem avaient été jugées (et exécutées) pour des motifs aussi surréalistes. Au XXIe siècle, la Russie de Poutine renoue avec l'Inquisition. Монастырская инквизиция. Октябрь 18, 2010.


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