2008-08-11 12:05:00

Moscow prays for cease fire in South Ossetia

Moscow, August 11, Interfax - Over 500 representatives of youth organizations assembled near the European Union representation in Moscow on Saturday to pray for Georgia to stop aggression against South Ossetia.

The prayer service was addressed to St. George - the heavenly protector of the Caucasus, press secretary of the Orthodox movement Georgiyevtsy Diana Romanovskaya told Interfax-Religion.

"We believe Saakashvili betrays Orthodoxy when he strikes Orthodox peoples together," the interviewee of the agency said.

Nashi, Molodaya Gvardiya and Mestniye movements also took part in the event. The participants prayed under slogans: "Ossetia, we mourn with you!" "Saakashvili is a hitman."

According to the organizers, Orthodox youth in Moscow will continue praying for peace in the Caucasus in front of the European Union representation office for the next days.