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1999 News Items

New synagogue in Moscow
December 11, 1999

Moscow mayor addresses Jewish congress
December 15, 1999

Anti-Islamic atmosphere in Moscow
December 22, 1999

Leaders of Orthodox countries to Holy Land
December 31, 1999

Church represented in governmental changes
December 31, 1999

Church leaders bless candidate for governor
December 28, 1999

Varieties of Russian Buddhism
December 08, 1999

Orthodox congress on evangelism
December 08, 1999

Religious rights more honored than others
December 22, 1999

Holiday celebrations
December 29, 1999

Moscow parish conflict
December 27, 1999

Estonian Orthodox church controversy continues
December 24, 1999

Patriarch's political strategy
December 20, 1999

Exhaustive report on antisemitism released
December 15, 1999

Religion invades political sphere despite prohibitions
December 16, 1999

Constitutional Court decision positive but incomplete
December 8, 1999

Newspaper delivers long rebuttal to Jehovah's Witnesses defense
December 15, 1999

Jehovah's Witness responds to press criticism
December 15, 1999

Jehovah's Witnesses mark bitter anniversary
December 14, 1999

Fr Kochetkov introduced to public
December 10, 1999

Fr Kochetkov lumped with foreign sects
December 8, 1999

Interview with Fr Georgy Kochetkov
December 10, 1999

Metropolitan Kirill's antiliberalism still bone of contention
December 8, 1999

Full text of Constitutional Court decision on religion law
November 23, 1999

Muslim leaders denounce former chief mufti
November 24, 1999

Constitutional Court takes middle ground
November 24, 1999

Court gives mixed ruling on religion law
November 23, 1999

Court ruling on religion law awaited
November 22, 1999

Patriarch honors progressive priest
November 10, 1999

Fr Kochetkov's nemesis opposes lifting ban
November 10, 1999

Church outside political struggle
November 10, 1999

Patriarch supports Russian warmaking
November 13, 1999

Moon student group wins case
November 10, 1999

Fr Georgy Kochetkov still under ban
November 3, 1999

Mother complains about Jehovah's Witness daughter
October 21, 1999

Election of Armenian catholicos
October 27, 1999

Belorussian church celebrates ten years
October 29, 1999

New saints in Belorussian church
October 29, 1999

Jehovah's Witnesses victims of Georgian politics
October 27, 1999

President's council on religions meets
October 27, 1999

Georgian protestants targeted
October 23, 1999

Unregistered Baptists targeted
October 21, 1999

Fundamentalists in Orthodox church
October 6, 1999

Illegal actions against protestants in Azerbaijan
October 18, 1999

Majority of religious organizations still not reregistered
October 22, 1999

Keston director on religious freedom in Russia
October 6, 1999

National newspaper takes up Deacon Morozov case
October 6, 1999

Jewish celebration recalls soviet times
October 1 1999

Patriarch has pope on hold
September, 29 1999

Raisa Gorbachev has civil, private, and church rites
September, 24 1999

Orthodox deacon found guilty in civil court
September, 1999

Antisemitism: Blame the victim psychology
September 18, 1999

Interview with well-known clergyman
September 15, 1999

Church employee to run for duma seat
September 10, 1999

Vladimir icon removed from church
September 16, 1999

Religious leaders respond to wave of violence
September 17, 1999

Fears of satanist violence in Moscow
September 6-7, 1999

State Department notes restrictions on religion in FSU
September 9, 1999

Azerbaijani police disrupt Baptist service
September 9, 1999

Islamic dimension of Russian conflicts
September 8, 1999

Ekaterinburg diocese slowly recovering
September 1, 1999

Dangers of religious naivete
September 1, 1999

Moscow patriarch prepares new administration for Japanese church
September 2, 1999

Followers of Fr Kochetkov beg for dialogue
August 23, 1999

Church critic delivers bitter indictment of Holy Synod
August 20, 1999

Analysis of North Caucasus conflict
August 21, 1999

Newspaper attacks American missionaries in Tver
August 17, 1999

Patriarch offers new government cooperation
August 17, 1999

Muslim rebels disagree on religion, goals
August 14, 1999

Study finds antisemitism growing
August 15, 1999

Patriarch comments on political process
August 14, 1999

Bishop bans official from churches
July 27, 1999

Central Russian newspaper reports Uzbek persection of protestants
August 10, 1999

Local initiative in canonization unwelcome
August 7, 1999

Antisemitism expected to increase before elections
August 13, 1999

Brotherhood founded by Fr Georgy Kochetkov marks tenth anniversary
August 13, 1999

New local Orthodox saint recognized
August 7, 1999

Patriarch concerned about new Bible translations
August 11, 1999

New vicar bishop installed in Moscow diocese
August 10, 1999

Russia's Catholic bishops meet
August 6, 1999

Civil rights action against antisemitism
August 4, 1999

Congregation preserves ancient Russian tradition
August 3, 1999

Nikon's replacement assumes post
August 3, 1999

Baptist evangelist sentenced in Turkmenistan
August 5, 1999

Popularity of satanism among alienated youth
July 31, 1999

Yeltsin seconds patriarch's suggestion about Lenin's body
August 1, 1999

Protestants, Jews get asylum on false pretenses
August 1, 1999

Jews forced to self-defense measures
July 31, 1999

Sotnikova's dealings compromise patriarch
July 17, 1999

Patriarchate's antiliberalism
July 15, 1999

Protestant work in army criticized
July 20, 1999

Catholic activity in Russia
July 29, 1999

Cynicism of extreme Russian nationalists
July 23, 1999

Former antireligious museum pressed to move
July 27, 1999

Russian Orthodox bishop in Europe dies
July 30, 1999

Politicians encourage antisemitic mood
July 29, 1999

Gratitude, anger in aftermath of synagogue bomb find
July 27, 1999

Patriarch appeals for official action on kidnappings
July 28, 1999

Magadan Pentecostals protected by courts
July 7/26, 1999

Only Orthodox priest in Cechnia kidnapped
July 26, 1999

Provincial government invades religious space, criticizes sect
July 9, 1999

Metropolitan Kirill's antiliberalism criticized
July 8, 1999

Small victory for Unification Church in St. Petersburg
July 24, 1999

Uzbekistan uses drug charges to jail Christians
July 23, 1999

Conflict between hospital and Jehovah's Witnesses
July 6, 1999

Church council overdue
July 22, 1999

Orthodox priest murdered
July 21, 1999

Removal of Bishop Nikon of Ekaterinburg
July 21, 1999

Frequent critic of Orthodox church explores conflict between patriarch and Metropolitan Kirill
July 16, 1999

Holy Synod removes Nikon from bishopric; decides to decide on tsar's canonization
July 20, 1999

Provincial regulation of missionaries
July 7, 1999

Talk of tsar's canonization revived
July 19, 1999

Orthodox priest murdered, church burned
July 19, 1999

Protestants claim harassment in Ekaterinburg
July 17, 1999

Communist claims religion law violates constitution
July 7, 1999

Bishop Nikon's accusers meet with patriarchal administrator
July 8, 1999

Religion and the state in Ukraine
July 8, 1999

Jewish cultural leader's assailant interviewed
July 15, 1999

Another interview with Polosin
June 26, 1999

Jehovah's Witnesses under attack in FSU states
July 7, 1999

CSCE finds mixed record on religious rights in Central Asia
May, 1999

Dispute about Russian governor's conversion to Orthodoxy
July 13, 1999

Orthodox accuse Witnesses, Adventists, and Hare Krishnas of illegality
July 14, 1999

Ekaterinburg conflict continues
July 7, 1999

Moscow patriarchate condemns attack on Jewish leader
July 14, 1999

Ukrainian churches face distinctive problems
July 1, 1999

Russian court case against Scientology
July 8, 1999

Uzbekistan restricts religious liberty
July 9, 1999

Armenian church elects acting catholicos
July 12, 1999

Director of Jewish Cultural Center in serious condition after attack
July 13, 1999

Ekaterinburg conflict goes to criminal court
July 8, 1999

Adventists produce new Russian Bible
July 9, 1999

American Episcopal leaders visit Moscow patriarchate
July 8, 1999

Promising future for Jewish culture
July 11, 1999

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1999 News Items

Baptists face difficulties
June 28, 1999

Witnesses lose appeal
June 28, 1999

Witnesses' appeal to be heard Monday
June 24, 1999

Liberal journalist reviews Witnesses' case
June 15, 1999

Vissarion sect in Siberia
June 4, 1999

Ukrainians want their Russian church
June 3, 1999

Orthodox Church in America in Moscow
June 12, 1999

Troubles for Jehovah's Witnesses
June 10, 1999

Church and state planning Y2K together
June 2, 1999

Debate over Christian politics in Ukraine
June 8, 1999

Polosin's conversion to Islam
June 8, 1999

Muslims complain of discrimination
June 2, 1999

Salvation Army grows in Russia
June 7, 1999

Orthodox and Old Believer representatives meet
June 4, 1999

Orthodox and Muslim representatives meet
June 7, 1999

Complex Ekaterinburg conflict continues to make news
June 2, 1999

Procedures for recording existence of religious group
June 2, 1999

Lawmaker renounces Orthodoxy, ordination
June 2, 1999

Catholic difficulties in south Russia
June 3, 1999

Jesuit difficulties explained
June 2, 1999

Orthodox saints
May 11, 1999

Russian voters separate religion and politics
May 31, 1999

Pentecostals win court case
May 27, 1999

Ekaterinburg Bishop Nikon defended
May 12, 1999

Jehovah's Witnesses charged with proselytism in Uzbekistan
May 28, 1999

Jesuits face obstacles in Russia
April 25 1999

Catholic expansion in Siberia
May 18, 1999

Synod's dilemma over Ekaterinburg bishop
May 18, 1999

Weakness of Orthodox political influence
May 6, 1999

Fr Kochetkov's work continues despite opposition
May 3, 1999

Church conflict in Ukraine abating
April 7, 1999

Patriarch continues peacemaking
May 15, 1999

Complex background of Ekaterinburg conflict
April 29, 1999

Moscow government grants property to church
May 10, 1999

Ekaterinburg controversy hits secular press
May 13, 1999

Patriarch leaves accident
May 9, 1999

Ekaterinburg Orthodox protest against bishop
May 8, 1999

Jehovah's Witnesses win legal recognition
May 6, 1999

Antisemitic violence in Moscow
May 2, 1999

Political activity of Russian sects
April 30, 1999

Ekaterinburg clergy condemn their bishop
April 20, 1999

Book burning confirmed
April 6, 1999

Fr Borisov's parish in Moscow
April 5, 1999

Registration of Russian religions goes slowly
April 1, 1999

Court-appointed committee studies Jehovah's Witnesses
April 1, 1999

Anti-Christian violence in Caucasus
March 31, 1999

Holy Synod of Orthodox church meets
April 1, 1999

Moscow patriarchate's peace campaign continues
April 1, 1999

Orthodox solidarity for Yugoslavia
March 30, 1999

Russian priests taken hostage in Caucasus
March 29, 1999

Orthodox church and AIDS
March 1, 1999

Orthodox journalist accepts church's shortcomings
March 18, 1999

Beleaguered official attacks antisemite
March 27, 1999

Moscow prosecutor prepares religious hostility case
March 5, 1999

Peace campaign of Moscow patriarchate
March 26, 1999

Patriarch calls NATO actions sin
March 25, 1999

Moscow court defends sects against anti-sect committee
March 25, 1999

Patriarch opposes NATO strikes in Kosovo
March 24, 1999

Sect-police standoff in St. Petersburg ended
March 10, 1999

Antisemitism remains in press focus
March 8-9, 1999

Protestant gains and losses in early March
March 4, 1999

Can Orthodox beliver be democratic standard-bearer?
March 3, 1999

Siberian Pentecostals disavowed by federal unions
March 3 and 5, 1999

Religion law used to outlaw sect
March 3, 1999

Police-sectarian standoffs in Siberia
March 3, 1999

Public authority of Alexis II
Alexis II holds press conference
March 3, 1999

Bookburning bishop disciplines renegade priest
March 3, 1999

Ukrainian identification system still troublesome
March 3, 1999

Witnesses' trial intensifies as end nears
March 3, 1999

Another explanation of Dukhobors' move
March 1, 1999

Orthodox conference indicts cometitors
January, 1999

Russian police harass sectarians
March, 1999

Antisemitism in Russia lacks popular support
March, 1999

Pentecostals protest in east
March 2, 1999

Prominent Orthodox writer criticized for antisemitism
February 25, 1999

Patriarch's birthday reflections
February 17, 1999

US State department reports on rights in Russia
February 26, 1999

State honor for patriarch
February 22, 1999

Human rights paper reviews Witnesses trial
February 15, 1999

Lutherans win court case
February 13, 1999

Georgia helps Dukhobors
February 10, 1999

Pentecostals want to emigrate
February 19, 1999

Sects signify weakness of Orthodox church
January 29, 1999

Patriarch defends religion law again
February 18, 1999

Witnesses trial delayed again
February 18, 1999

Witnesses trial not about faith; its about taxes
February 17, 1999

Defense calls charges against Jehovah's Witnesses stale repeats
February 16, 1999

Accusation of patriarch revived
February 13, 1999

Russian Maslenitsa begins
February 15, 1999

Resumption of Witnesses trial awaited
February 15, 1999

Orthodox conference on sects
January, 1999

Liberal writer sets Witnesses trial context, criticizes intolerance
January 10, 1999

Prosecutor delays Witnesses trial
February 12, 1999

Witnesses trial on hold
February 12, 1999

Judge in Witnesses trial rules against prosecution
February 11, 1999

Russian Methodists legal
February 9, 1999

Sect connection to suicides explored
February 10, 1999

Prosecutor: Witnesses sow discord
February 10, 1999

Witnesses trial resumes
February 9, 1999

Fascists exploit Orthodox language
February 3, 1999

Paper surveys, calls for police action against sects
January 29, 1999

Uzbekistan persecutes Muslims more than Christians
February 3, 1999

Jehovah's Witnesses trial to resume
February 4, 1999

Moscow patriarchate complains about media coverage
January 28, 1999

Writer predicts coming of Orthodox military regime
January 19, 1999

Dukhobors move from Georgia
January 27, 1999

Yakunin needles patriarchate on aid
January 29, 1999

Prosecutor moves against Makashov
January 28, 1999

Communist government in Ukraine restricts Catholics
January 11, 1999

London paper reviews gossip about church
January 17, 1999

ROC suspension of WCC activity clarified
January 15, 1999

Catholic presence in Siberia
January 15, 1999

Pentecostals troubled in Far East
January 14, 1999

Theatre gives patriarch platform
January 12, 1999

Why "Island of Hope" has problems
December 24, 1998

State and religion ties
January 6, 1999

Moscow needs shelters
December 7, 1998

Christian charity hounded by Moscow administration
December 26, 1998

Religious discrimination in Russian region
December 27, 1998

Orthodox reporter ponders Pentecostals
December 16, 1998

Patriarch's Christmas message
January 5, 1999

Moscow paper publishes patriarch's views
December 27, 1998

Democrats against antisemitism
December 21, 1998

Antisemitism may be benign symptom
December 31, 1998

Orthodoxy, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism organize joint body
December 23, 1998

ROC-WCC relations in suspense
December 29, 1998
 

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