Kremlin push for ownership of Orthodox church in France

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Worshippers at Saint-Nicolas-and-Saint-Alexandra’s church in the French Riviera city of Nice, who are descendants of émigrés who fled the 1917 Russian Revolution, say they fear they will be turned out after the Russian Federation asked a French court on Wednesday to declare it as the legal owner of the building.

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The Kremlin has been accused of an “aggressive” campaign to wrest back ownership of a second Russian Orthodox church in Nice, reports The Guardian.