State Duma Deputy Evgeny Marchenko urged the Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee of Russia to check the activities of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) subject to forcible holding of people at the monastery in the Urals, the text of the appeal is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
Abbot Sergius was the center of attention after he began to speak in sermons that COVID-19 — a "pseudopodia" that Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation", deprived of "freedom and work". The Yekaterinburg diocese deprived him of his right to preach, but the cleric did not listen and continued in sermons to encourage the congregation to take to the streets and protest. Because of that, the ruling Hierarch of Sergius banned in service, Abbot is under the ecclesiastical court. In addition, Romanova opened an administrative case, will consider it on July 7.