Russian ex-priest threatens to kill teenagers with chainsaw

Prosecutors from north Russia’s Murmansk Region have brought charges against a former rural priest who threatened to kill three teenagers with a chainsaw.

In May 2011, the ex-priest rebuked three swearing teenagers in the village Varzuga.

“The man started up his chainsaw, approached the teenagers and begun waving it before the face of one of them…demonstrating how he could chop them into pieces,” acting regional prosecutor Vasily Zagaikevich said.

The suspect had worked as priest in a local church before being defrocked for “misconduct”, Zagaikevich went on.

“The former priest says the way that teenagers are being raised upset him. Since there are no police in the settlement…, he decided to fight against this alone,” Zagaikevich added.

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