Jump to content
JWTalk - Jehovah's Witnesses Online Community

Meteorite Explodes Over Russia - jw.org

We lock topics that are over 365 days old, and the last reply made in this topic was 3444 days ago. If you want to discuss this subject, we prefer that you start a new topic.

Recommended Posts

Meteorite Explodes Over Russia

MARCH 4, 2013 | RUSSIA

On February 15, 2013, a meteorite exploded over the southern Ural Mountain region of Chelyabinsk, Russia, injuring over a thousand, damaging buildings, and producing shock waves that blew out windows in many homes. Local Witness elders quickly mobilized to contact all of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the affected area. At least nine of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including one child, received cuts from flying glass. Also, one house of worship and 75 residences were slightly damaged. Local Witnesses are working to assist efforts to clear damage and debris.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info.

Although the source leads me to another Russian news story:-

Russia: Restricting Freedom of Assembly Unlawful


Russia’s Constitutional Court confirmed on December 5, 2012, that religious organizations are not obligated to secure advance state permission to hold religious events outside of their recognized place of worship. The case, initiated by the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Russian government, was significant to Jehovah’s Witnesses who organize annual gatherings at rented locations and private homes. In reaching its decision, the Constitutional Court relied on victories obtained by Jehovah’s Witnesses before the European Court of Human Rights. Grigory Martynov, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses, stated: “We hope that this ruling allows us to gather without hindrance and that it upholds religious freedom in Russia.”

I can't find the story about the Meteorite.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

About JWTalk.net - Jehovah's Witnesses Online Community

Since 2006, JWTalk has proved to be a well-moderated online community for real Jehovah's Witnesses on the web. However, our community is not an official website of Jehovah's Witnesses. It is not endorsed, sponsored, or maintained by any legal entity used by Jehovah's Witnesses. We are a pro-JW community maintained by brothers and sisters around the world. We expect all community members to be active publishers in their congregations, therefore, please do not apply for membership if you are not currently one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

JWTalk 22.7.20 (changelog)