On the recent unpleasantness in Christ the Savior Cathedral, Moscow
The general media coverage of the whole P***y Riot business in Russia has been abominable, from beginning to end. Recently, however, there have appeared a couple of sensible articles, with some consideration of Orthodox attitudes and a helping of historical context, as well as a statement from the Russian Orthodox Church about the sentencing of the young women. Here are links to them for your convenience:
Philip Jenkins of Real Clear Religion, The New Soviet League of Militant Godless
William Schneider of the Get Religion blog at Patheos: Failing to cover the Christ Our Savior video riot
And, the Declaration of the Moscow Patriarchate “Regarding the Sentence in the Case of the Desecration of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow”.
And, just for good measure, a brief summary with several other links can be found on the Acton Institute Powerblog.