We’re getting to this news a bit late owing to the holidays, but wanted to share that Rev. Gleb Yakunin, a priest who was famous for protesting against corruption within the Russian Orthodox Church and Soviet Union died in Moscow on 25 December.

According to the New York Times, Yakunin, 80, was “a priest who fought the Soviet government for restricting religious rights, attacked the leaders of his Russian Orthodox Church for failing to defend those rights and spent much of the 1980s in a prison camp and exile.”