According to her, she has “one request” to Vladimir Legoyda, chairman of the synodal department of the Moscow Patriarchate on church-society relations and the media.

“I think women will support. And can men who live in a civil marriage also be called somehow? ” She wrote on her Facebook.

Previously, Archpriest Dimitri Smirnov, at a meeting with members of the Orthodox community OrthodoxBRO, spoke out against common-law marriages, comparing common-law wives to “free prostitutes.”

The chairman of the Union of Women of Russia, Senator Yekaterina Lakhova, commenting on Smirnov’s statement, noted that this statement was “a stupid insult that was unexpected for the church.” She suggested that in this way the traditional family is protected in the church.