ROC Archpriest Andrey Tkachev came to preach in the temple in the mask.
The corresponding video was published by the journalist Roman Golovanov in Instagram.
The footage shows how the priest comes out to parishioners, baptized, and removes the gas mask to the laughter of those present.
“So you’ve laughing at these demonic filth all his life. These bastards tortured us, all this evil is cursed,” said the priest.
It is reported that he did this in protest against the mass distribution of the topics of the coronavirus in the Russian media.