• Lena Zezulin

    Lena Zezulin

    Attorney

    Lena S. Zezulin is an attorney admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and was a partner in the law firm Slevin & Hart, P.C., where she represented employee benefit funds and non-profits, including labor unions and feminist organizations. Her litigation experience included constitutional cases of first impression on freedom of religion and gender. She was one of the lawyers advising ROCOR on an arbitration concerning the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. After the break-up of the USSR, she began a career in international development; she has advised over 30 countries (11 in the former USSR) on social sector issues, such as gender, labor rights, pension reform and social assistance.

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Inter-Orthodox Relations

MEA CULPA 2007: Untie the knot of the ROCOR-MP Unification Act

by Lena S. Zezulin A 2007 Act of Canonical Communion of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) with the Russian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate (Russian: Акт о каноническом общении Русской Православной Церкви Заграницей с ... Read more.
Religion and Politics

ROCOR Commentary on the February Revolution: Blame the West and Link Putin to the Tsars

by Lena Zezulin It is sad, if understandable, that the Russian state and society remained almost mute on the anniversary of the February/March 1917 Revolution. There is no consensus on those events. It should therefore be welcome that the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, which has existed ... Read more.
Religion and Politics, Women in the Church

Is the Russian Orthodox Church Pushing Battered Women into Feminism?

by Lena Zezulin As expected, President Putin signed the law decriminalizing family violence, shifting certain offenses from criminal to administrative proceedings. Ostensibly this was done to bring the law into compliance with changes to the criminal code that had redefined assaults that do not resu... Read more.