As he wrote in his Telegram channel, trolling, in the form of which Smirnov periodically tries to convey some of his thoughts, brings the opposite result.

“This ... the opinion is only a priest. Not even opinion, but trolling. Unsuccessful, ”said Legoyda.

He recalled that a civil marriage is one that has been registered by the state, and the church “has no problems” with this, as for living together without registration - “here, of course, it is unacceptable to say what the father said.”

“Especially since I said about women, but somehow forgot the men,” added Legoyda, noting the extreme importance of delicacy for a Christian.

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 official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, commenting on his statement, noted that she has “one request” to Vladimir Legoyda - “also to somehow name” men who live in a civil marriage.