In Russia, Pro-Putin Youths Protest Mormons as ‘Cult’

Members of the Young Guard, a youth organization supporting Russian President Vladmir Putin, have staged several protests outside Mormon meeting houses, reports Corey Flintoff of NPR. As the number of Mormons grow in the country, the Young Guard claims that the religious group is not truly Christian, and is attempting to promote an American political agenda. Andrey Filimonov, and LDS spokesman for Eastern Europe, said, “This is absolutely wrong, false [and] not true. The church in every country has nothing to do with political issues at all.”

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