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1997 News Items

Jewish sect criticized
27 December 1997

Crime against church
27 December 1997

Yeltsin marks December Christmas
26 December 1997

Church's role in Russia will grow
25 December 1997

Conservative journal attacks Yakunin
December 1997

Patriarch addresses Moscow diocese
25 December 1997

Patriarch threatens reformers
December 1997

Religious renaissance in Russia?
25 December 1997

Parliament supports patriarch
27 December 1997

Testimony on religion law before Helsinki commission, by Lauren Homer
December 1997

Study of tsarist remains
23 December 1997

Violation of law on freedom of conscience
19 December 1997

Patriarch addresses Moscow clergy
17 December 1997

Turkmenistan restricts protestant groups
11 December 1997

Patriarch's film stand criticized
8 December 1997

Implementing religion law: rules on registration
9 December 1997

Siberian Baptists
5 December 1997

Chief Russian Baptist denomination aging
1 December 1997

Russian Adventists expanding
4 December 1997

"Dangerous" sects named
4 December 1997

Patriarch still fights film
2 December 1997

Implementing religion law:
Guidelines promised; Catholic criticism; Baptists restricted
2 December 1997

Some royal bones may be moved
29 November 1997

Psychiatric group aids Fr Kochetkov
November 1997

Tsarist family must stay in Ekaterinburg
26 November 1997

Intra-Orthodox disputes
27 November 1997

Resisting rights violations
27 November 1997

Priest's suit against paper ends
22 November 1997

Russian evangelicals oppressed
22 November 1997

Insane believer kills son
21 November 1997

Regional disputes over religious liberty
19 November 1997

Orthodox cooperate with protestants
19 November 1997

Orthodox vigilantes
20 November 1997

Collins expresses mild criticism of religion law
14 November 1997

Progressive Moscow religion journal loses lease
29 October 1997

text of document in Kochetkov case from prosecutor has been added to earlier story

Neopaganism in Udmurtia
14 November 1997

Russia fights religious hostility
11 November 1997

Old Believer council meets
12 November 1997

Maria Nikolaevna's body is missing
6 November 1997

Commission meets on tsar's burial
4 November 1997

Burial of tsar still on hold
3 November 1997

State documents support censured priest
 

Implementing new religion law:
Salvation army halls confiscated
30 October 1997

Jewish synagogue's registration rejected
31 October 1997

Ukrainian paganism grows
31 October 1997

Orthodox parish seized
30 October 1997

Implementing new religion law: government commission working
30 October 1997

Ukrainian church head interviewed
24 October 1997

Burial of tsar's family planned
23 October 1997

International support helps Lutherans
13 October 1997

Censured paper strikes back
16 October 1997

Patriarch reprimands reformist priest
13 October 1997

Strengthening education
7 October 1997

Orthodox suffer under new law
7 October 1997

Moscow protest against law
7 October 1997

Local laws cannot contradict federal law
6 October 1997

Meaning of the law is in its application
2 October 1997

Ongoing difficulties of Kochetkov parish
1 October 1997

Western criticism of law
1 October 1997

Religion law official
1 October 1997

Appeals support suspended priest
September 1997

Orthodox priests murdered
26 September 1997

PBS News Hour coverage of religion law
29 September 1997

Religion law benefits few
25 September 1997

Yeltsin signs law
26 September 1997

Upper chamber approves law
24 September 1997

Words of approval for religion law
23 September 1997

Press coverage of duma's action on law
20 September 1997

Duma votes on law
19 September 1997

Duma review of law set for Friday
18 September 1997

Draft of religion law published
18 September 1997

Religion law imperiled
17 September 1997

Representatives of religious organizations speak about law
4 September 1997

Attorney criticizes revision of law
16 September 1997

Support for law weakens
16 September 1997

Regional religion law: Buriatiia
16 September 1997

State paper urges duma to support president
13 September 1997

Catholic support of religion law
11 September 1997

Russian Christians reject new version of law
12 September 1997

Duma consideration of religion law delayed
11 September 1997

Duma committee approves revised law
11 September 1997

Presidential press secretary rejects criticism of religion law
10 September 1997

Religious studies in Russian university
10 September 1997

Remembering murdered priest
9 September 1997

Could religion law have prevented this murder?
5 September 1997

Revision removes offensive parts from law
4 September 1997

New sect in Ukraine
3 September 1997

Yeltsin proposes restrictive changes in religion law
5 September 1997

Moldovan government takes case to supreme court
3 September 1997

Duma urged to act on law by Yeltsin, religious leaders
4 September 1997

State newspaper supports revised law
3 September 1997

Holy Synod approves revised law
2 September 1997

Revised law on president's desk
3 September 1997

Patriarch rejects compromise on law
2 September 1997

Patriarch honors Kazan
1 September 1997

Debating the religion law August 1997

Alarm about White Brotherhood
28 August 1997

Patriarch rejects North American standards of freedom of conscience
27 August 1997

Yeltsin administration proposes amendments to law
27 August 1997

Moldavian church conflict
25 August 1997

Interconfessional press conference on religion law
August 1997

Progress toward new religion law
23 August 1997

Romanian vs Russian Orthodox
21 August 1997

Patriarch: Yeltsin's amendments insult Orthodoxy
20 August 1997

Historic church reopened
19 August 1997

Tver diocese supports religion law
19 August 1997

News of the patriarch
19 August 1997

Cult leader amnestied in Ukraine
18 August 1997

Orthodox presence in army
15 August 1997

Bad press for sects
15 August 1997

One week later, patriarch-president meeting still making news
14 August 1997

Church and parliament leaders on law
13 August 1997

Satanists in Russia
12 August 1997

Patriarch versus president
9 August 1997

Journalist honors Yeltsin's political skill
7 August 1997

Orthodox church will accept few changes in religion law
7 August 1997

Hindus apprehensive about outcome of revision of religion law
6 August 1997

Crimes by sects
8 August 1997

Liberal paper defends reformist priest
9 August 1997

Nationalist Orthodox journal refutes presidential veto
9 August 1997

Holy Synod again hesitates on royal family
17 July 1997

Yeltsin meets patriarch
6 August 1997

Patriarch interviewed
5 August 1997

Traditionalists versus reformers in Moscow
29 June 1997

Orthodox church in persecutor role
26 July 1997

Uzbek restrictions on religion
24 July 1997

Completion of Savior cathedral nears
1 August 1997

Yeltsin and Alexis II
1 August 1997

Reconciliation commission envisioned
31 July 1997

Duma head criticizes Yeltsin's veto
31 July 1997

Yeltsin explains veto on radio
26 July 1997

Patriarch argues to save law
23 July 1997

Yeltsin threatens if veto is overridden
23 July 1997

Yeltsin says Nyet
22 July 1997

Yeltsin faces a difficult task
22 July 1997

US State Department views Russia's religion policy
22 July 1997

English translation of religion law
29 June 1997

Patriarch Alexis' letter to President Yeltsin
17 July 1997

134,000 Jehovah's Witnesses petition Yeltsin on religion law
17 July 1997

On papal and senatorial opposition to religion law
19 July 1997

Russian foreign ministry objects to USSenate's opposition to religion law
19 July 1997

Russian church supports religion law, pope and senate protest
18 July 1997

Pope John Paul II's letter to Yeltsin
24 June 1997

State aids restoration of church
16July 1997

More Russians trust church than government
29 July 1997

Religion law wrong approach to real problem
16 July 1997

Orthodox of Moscow and Kievan patriarchates dispute possession of Crimean shrine
14 July 1997

Antisect organization vows to use religion law
14 July 1997

Old Believers worried about religion law
15 July 1997

Russian rights group petitions Yeltsin on religion law
10 July 1997

Pope petitioned Yeltsin on religion law
11 July 1997

Conscientious objection to military service unresolved
11 July 1997

Mormons and others threatened by law
14 July 1997

Jehovah's Witnesses alarmed about religion law
9 July 1997

Liberal opposes religion law
11 July 1997

Christian Democrat defends religion law
7 July 1997

Orthodox dispute over monastery in Israel
11 July 1997

Parliament's upper chamber approves religion law; protest grows
4 July 1997

Russian Baptists quit WCC
11 June 1997

Jehovah's Witnesses open Russian headquarters
2 July 1997

US government expresses opposition to Russian religion law
1 July 1997

Upper chamber of Russian parliament may review religion law
27 June 1997

Patriarch doubts canonization of Nicholas II
27 June 1997

Orthodox archbishop supports new religion law
26 June 1997

Orthodox priest opposes new religion law
24 June 1997

Russian government commission reviews nontraditional religions
20 June 1997

Final lower house approval of religion law
23 June 1997

Variety of reportage about religion law
20 June 1997

New law restricts new religious groups
19 June 1997

Russian State Duma approves new religion law
19 June 1997

Hostility against Jews in Russia
17 June 1997

"Real Orthodox Church" resists Moscow patriarchate
4 June 1997

Discussion of religious education in schools
29 May 1997

Georgian Orthodox church quits WCC
22 May 1997

Antiecumenism in Russian Orthodox church
23 May 1997

Yakunin loses sectarianism case
21 May 1997

Attorney analyses draft of religion law
December 1996

Further on Muslim conflict in Dagestan
May 16, 1997

Muslim conflict in Dagestan
May 15, 1997

Armed conflict among Muslim factions
May 14, 1997

Traditionalist criticism of Moscow patriarchate
February 1997

Boris Yeltsin at church of St. Boris
9 May 1997

Crowds attend Easter liturgy in Moscow
29 April 1997

Patriarch gives interview to diocesan paper
March 1997

Bothersome import issue continues to dog church
28 March 1997

Rutskoy tries to promote religion in schools
21 March 1997

Russians still squabbling over czar's bones
10 March 1997

Political themes in bishops' council
22 February 1997

Orthodox bishops name three saints
21 February 1997

Bishops' council of Russian Orthodox church
19 February 1997

Paper defends Orthodox church on tobacco question
18 February 1997

Russian press alarmed about anti-Orthodoxy
8 and 14 February 1997

Democratic organization criticizes Gleb Yakunin
7 February 1997

Another entrant in the contest to define the Russian Idea
11 February 1997

Orthodox episcopate ready to meet
13 February 1997

Government leaders support Orthodox morals for social recovery
11 February 1997

Moscow patriarchate counterattacks Gleb Yakunin
6 February 1997

Russian church commemorates martyrs of twentieth century
4 February 1997

Human rights arm of Russian presidency objects about other state agencies' attack on sects
31 January 1997

Russian government figure criticizes American secretary of state for defence of religious freedom
31 January 1997

Soviet-type persecution of Orthodox clergy reported
31 January 1997

American think tank warns about restrictions on religion in Russia
31 January 1997

US state department assesses religion freedom in FSU
30 January 1997

Orthodox church summoned to fight crime
22 January 1997

Christian Democrats picket Jehovah's Witnesses
24 January 1997

Violations of religious liberty in Uzbekistan
December 1996

Can religious identity in army be promoted?
18 January 1997

Famous icon painter punished
January 1997

Orthodox missionary conference addresses threats from other religions
December 1996

Orthodox church honors Ingushetia president
10 January 1997

Bomb threat fails to halt patriarchal Christmas service
9 January 1997 


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