Speaking at St. Tatyana's Church in Moscow, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I denounced the January terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport and addressed growing ethnic tensions.
Kirill called the attack "a barbaric distortion of human nature," and said acts once condemned even in war "are today becoming a form of protest." In the square next to the church, ethnic tensions boiled over last December when nationalist soccer fans attacked passers-by from the Caucasus.
Before that incident, a Russian soccer fan was killed in a street fight with Caucasus migrants. Some residents also had become angered over plans by Muslim migrants to build a mosque in the city.
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