Moscow, March 23, Interfax - A pet's corner is set up at the Church of the Soothe my Sorrow Icon of the Mother of God in Kemerovo.
"They raise ostriches Emu and plan breeding pheasants,"Rossiya-1TV (Kuzbass) reports.
"To live in the city and to see birds, ostriches, cocks, turkeys... They (citizens - IF) come here in families, they cut carrot, cabbage, onion at home, and bring it here to feed them," rector of the church Lubomir Krohtyak said.
The practice of organizing pet's corners at Orthodox churches has existed for a long time. For example, Father Stefan Pristaya raised ostriches, rabbits, goats, hens, ducks, turkeys, geese in a Moscow church in Troitse-Lykovo, the parish of St. Spiridon in the town of Lomonosov not far from Petersburg had a pet's corner with chameleons, iguanas, alligators and redhead cockroaches, and a deer lived in St. Michael parish in Novosibirsk.