Naked FEMEN Activist 'Greets' Russian Patriarch in Kiev

World | July 26, 2012, Thursday // 16:17|  views

A Ukrainian FEMEN activist ran naked towards the Russian Patriarch at the airport in Kiev with a sign on her back reading Kill Kirill. Photo by EPA/BGNES

A Ukrainian woman from the FEMEN movement ran topless towards Russian Patriarch Kirill after he landed at the Kiev airport Thursday.

The security has managed to stop her immediately and she has only been able to shout at the Patriarch "Go Away from Here!" The woman had a sign written on her naked back reading Kill Kirill.

The FEMEN activist was able to gain access of the airport because she had accreditation from a Kharkov-based media.

FEMEN are protesting against the Russian Orthodox Church with demands for independence of the Ukrainian one.

FEMEN is a Ukrainian protest group based in Kiev, founded in 2008. The organization became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international problems. Some of the goals of the organization are: "To develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine" and "To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women".

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