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Continuing conflict in theological school
December 27, 2000

New patterns of church-state relations
December 27, 2000

Unregistered groups, Salvation Army, wait
January 2, 2001

"Russia, our holy country ... protected by God"
January 1, 2001

Patriarch praises Russian democracy
December 29, 2000

Reregistration clock has run down
December 31, 2000

Journalists criticize patriarch over anthem
December 19, 2000

Lyricist: "Russia is a Christian country"
December 30, 2000

News briefs: church-state cooperation, Holy Synod, Ukraine, anthem, Pentecostals
December 30, 2000

Jehovah's Witnesses sue over right to worship
December 29, 2000

Synagogue incident still puzzling Russian press
December 29, 2000

Patriarch complains again about Catholic proselytism
December 29, 2000

Two days before reregistration deadline
December 29, 2000

Putin builds relations with Jews
December 26, 2000

Synagogue beating still unresolved
December 27, 2000

"Moonies" win legal recognition
December 28, 2000

Putin can rescue Salvation Army
December 27, 2000

Local justice officials do not know law
December 27, 2000

Recent beating in synagogue an internal Jewish matter
December 25, 2000

Putin lights candle in synagogue
December 22, 2000

Priests criticize patriarch
December 25, 2000

Orthodox activity in Kaliningrad province
December 20, 2000

Another Moscow Jewish leader beaten
December 24, 2000

State supervision of religious organizations coordinated
December 22, 2000

Russian Catholics face difficulties
December 22, 2000

Putin as Orthodox ambassador?
December 22, 2000

Russian Tatarstan delaying reregistration of Jehovah's Witnesses
December 22, 2000

Salvation Army defended in Moscow
December 21, 2000

Official urges delay in reregistration deadline
December 23, 2000

Orthodox church not reaching Russian youth
December 23, 2000

Old Believers resist overtures from Moscow patriarchate
December 14, 2000

Senator Lugar riles Orthodox Russians
December 19, 2000

Reregistration deadline looms
December 16, 2000

Orthodox church moves forward with reregistration
December 18, 2000

Patriarch objects to western influence, views problems at home
December 15, 2000

Patriarch objects to European bill of rights
December 15, 2000

Church influence in Putin's new regional power apparatus
December 15, 2000

Conflict in Estonian Orthodoxy
November 23, 2000

Complications in improving relations between Orthodox and Old Believers
December 7, 2000

Threat to Salvation Army
December 8, 2000

It's official; soviet anthem back
December 8, 2000

Patriarch should defend Salvation Army
December 8, 2000

Orthodox priest leads intelligentsia opposition to revival of soviet anthem
December 5, 2000

Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Orthodox leaders prefer soviet anthem
December 6, 2000

Almost half of Russian religious organizations under threat
December 5, 2000

Antisemitism in Russia
December 3, 2000

St. Matthew patron of tax police
December 2, 2000

Russian antisemitism recalls "bad old days in Germany"
December 1, 2000

Church's position on Russian anthem unclear
November 28, 2000

Changes in church-state relations discussed
November 16, 2000

Pope to visit Ukraine
November 30, 2000

Government concession on taxpayer numbers not satisfying to all Orthodox
November 29, 2000

Patriarchate tries to woo back schismatics
November 29, 2000

Moscow protestants denied reregistration
November 29, 2000

Search for model of church-state relations
November 27, 2000

Patriarch repeats complaints against Vatican
November 28, 2000

Church-state round table at patriarchate
November 18, 2000

Church and government leaders confer
November 21, 2000

Antisemitic beating of Rutskoy aide
November 22, 2000

Religious rights defense center wins court cases
November 21, 2000

Metropolitan Kirill desires restoration of union and soviet anthem
November 21, 2000

Antisemitism in Kursk
November 16, 2000

Call for a new system of Russian religious politics
November 15, 2000

Unification agreement for Ukrainian churches signed
November 16, 2000

Peacemaking forum echoes soviet era
November 16, 2000

Antisectarian violence in Volgograd
November 14, 2000

Moscow peace conference issues calls for interreligious harmony
November 14, 2000

Antisectarian violence in Siberia
November 5, 2000

Pope to visit Ukraine
November 14, 2000

Interreligious peacemaking forum in Moscow
November 13, 2000

American watch group keeps eye on Russian religious policy
November 14, 2000

Ukrainian religiosity exaggerated
November 10, 2000

Putin and Alexis II meet
November 10, 2000

Moscow alienates Constantinople and Tallin
November 8, 2000

American expelled from Russia
November 9, 2000

Education ministry targets sects
November 8, 2000

Emigre church approves Moscow social doctrine
November 8, 2000

Siberian sectarian commune threatened
October 25, 2000

Russian and Yugoslav Orthodox leaders get together
November 1, 2000

Conference on church's social doctrine
November 1, 2000

Interreligious academic conference in Moscow
November 1, 2000

Attempt to keep sects out of schools
October 27, 2000

Governors and rabbis reach agreements
November 3, 2000

Armenian Orthodox divided
October 21, 2000

Controversy over patriarch's visit to Estonia
October 27, 2000

Estonian Orthodox deputies complain to Patriarch Bartholomew
October 27, 2000

Believers freed from bar codes
October 27, 2000

Church charged with financial irregularities
October 11, 2000

US religious freedom group concerned about Russia
October 26, 2000

Catholic bishops denied registration
October 21, 2000

State commission discusses Theology major
October 19, 2000

Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses gets Moscow media attention
October 17, 2000

Orthodox education in danger
October 19, 2000

Church can aid law enforcement
October 20, 2000

Church on rails
October 20, 2000

Doubts about Putin's confessor
September 26, 2000

Ukrainian believers turn to alternative churches
October 13, 2000

Kremlin disavows official's antisemitic article
October 7, 2000

"Pattern of discrimination" against non-Orthodox
October 13, 2000

Russian protestants look to unite
October 6, 2000

Interior minister attacks sects
October 9, 2000

Mrs. Putin visits monastery
October 5, 2000

Putin displays Jewish sympathies
October 3, 2000

Anti-Jewish pogrom still unresolved
October 6, 2000

Christ the Savior workers decorated
October 6, 2000

Ukrainian autocephalists hold council
September 28, 2000

Russians unenthusiastic about Nicholas' canonization
September 27, 2000

Need for Orthodox dialogue about Ukraine
September 28, 2000

Jewish New Year in Moscow
September 29, 2000

Baptist leader complains about governmental favoritism
September 27, 2000

Ukrainians divided on unified Orthodox church
September 27, 2000

Kochetkovite group barred from worship
September 27, 2000

Estonian archives implicate Alexis II
September 23, 2000

Putin's Orthodoxy questioned
September 13, 2000

Patriarch was not KGB agent
September 20, 2000

Anniversary of murder of Fr Alexander Men
September 9, 2000

American missionaries under attack
September 13, 2000

Moscow Jews open major facility
September 15, 2000

Rapid decline in number of Jews in Russia
September 15, 2000

Putin talks about religion with Larry King
September 8, 2000

Church objects to US State Department report
September 5, 2000

Russian bureaucrat advocates state support of religion
September 7, 2000

Pacifist's rights acknowledged
September 12, 2000

Putin's spiritual advisor
September 5, 2000

Ukrainian church conflict
August 31, 2000

Kochetkovite parish repressed again
September 2, 2000

Orthodox schools in Moscow
September 1, 2000

Germany returns icon to Russian church
September 1, 2000
 

Journalistic gadfly criticizes church's social doctrine
August 31, 2000

Church prays for Olympians
August 31, 2000

Metropolitan Kirill advises moderation in reaction to sub accident
August 29, 2000

Media generally critical of Orthodox council
August 23, 2000

Metropolitan of Odessa on Ukrainian situation
August 23, 2000

Chief rabbi dispute still in the press
August 21, 2000

Bishops' council asks Putin for return of property
August 18, 2000

Reviewing the canonizations
August 19, 2000

Constantinople patriarch rebuffs Ukrainian Orthodox
August 18, 2000

Summing up the council
August 17, 2000

Putin and Nicholas' canonization
August 16, 2000

Allegation refuted by Constantinople
August 8, 2000

Fourth day of council; Ukrainian bishops surprise council
August 16, 2000

Secular press coverage of bishops' council
August 15, 2000

Ukrainian official reacts to council
August 14, 2000

Third day of bishops' council: social doctrine approved
August 15, 2000

Second day of bishops' council: Nicholas' canonization approved
August 14, 2000

First day of bishops' council
August 13, 2000

Conservative press responds to opposition to canonization
August 10, 2000

Jubilee bishops' council about to open
August 10, 2000

Metropolitan Kirill affirms current status of Fr Kochetkov
August 2000

Procuracy acknowledges mistake in search of Catholic center
August 9, 2000

Lutheran advance in Siberia
August 9, 2000

Church cannot give Putin the help he requests
August 9, 2000

Canonization of Nicholas victory for Orthodox extremists
August 9, 2000

Ukrainian church conflict will not end soon
August 9, 2000

Metropolitan Kirill on relations with state and society
August 9, 2000

Bishops' council begins Sunday
August 7, 2000

Putin's policies may threaten Jews
August 7, 2000

Tsar's canonization might fan antisemitism
August 6, 2000

American Ukrainian archbishop criticizes UPTs council
August 3, 2000

Ukrainian Orthodox ask Moscow patriarchate to end autonomy of Ukrainian church
August 3, 2000

Orthodox study religiosity in Ekaterinburg
August 7, 2000

US consul aids Catholics in Siberia
August 4, 2000

Putin leaves note at caves monastery
August 4, 2000

Debate: should bishops only constitute church councils?
July 26/August 5, 2000

Constantinople alleged to have acted on Ukraine
July 27, 2000

Fr Kochetkov victim of apparent provocation
August 4, 2000

Russian Jewish Leader Gorin mulls life of Jews in Russia
August 1, 2000

Patriarchal interview in Italian paper
August 3, 2000

Putin confers with church figures
August 2, 2000

Metropolitan's press conference on Ukrainian church conflict
July 31, 2000

Ukrainian church appeals to Moscow
July 31, 2000

Ukrainian church situation mars Orthodox-Catholic relations
July 31, 2000

Ukrainian Orthodox warn of new schism
July 31, 2000

Patriarch greets Putin
July 29, 2000

Questions as canonization of tsar looms
July 28, 2000

Patriarch enlists government aid to protect Serb churches
July 28, 2000

Small Russian sect almost extinct
July 30, 2000

Patriarch accused of political interference; patriarchate replies
June 22/July 26, 2000
 

 Book indicting Fr Kochetkov reviewed
July 26, 2000

 Pro-Berezovsky press attacks Gusinsky-allied chief rabbi
July 26, 2000

Constantinople challenges Moscow in Ukraine
July 3, 2000

Cautious word from patriarch about canonization of Nicholas II
July 25, 2000

Orthodox bishops to approve public policy
July 22, 2000

Return of Russian Jewish property
July 22, 2000

Russian media reports on request for return of Jewish property
July 20, 2000

Beleaguered Orthodox deacon rebuffed by Supreme Court
July 12, 2000

Difficulties for Christian radio
June 30, 2000

Conflict among Russian rabbis
July 15, 2000

Russian chief rabbi challenged
June 28, 2000

Soviet-style religion policy in Turkmenistan
July 14, 2000

Sociological study shows Russian religiosity
June 30, 2000

Conflict between seminary students and bishop-rector
July 12, 2000

Failure of Christian political movement
July 12, 2000

Fr Kochetkov defends self
June 28, 2000

Kochetkovite priests disciplined
June 28, 2000

Work of Orthodox canonization commission
July 12, 2000

Latest Christian political movment stalled
July 5, 2000

Orthodox-Catholic tensions
June 9, 2000

Pentecostal practices said to violate law
June 9, 2000

Putin as humanist
June 7, 2000

Putin praises Orthodox church
June 9, 2000

Parishioners at odds with rector
June 7, 2000

Jewish community suffering internal conflict
June 8, 2000

Vatican-Moscow relations improving
June 2, 2000

Church and state can teach each other
May 28, 2000

Nicholas to be canonized as passion bearer, not martyr
May 31, 2000

Constitutional court affirms Jesuits rights
May 16, 2000

Russian Jesuits target of tax police action
May 25, 2000

Putin's Orthodox political movement
May 21, 2000
 

Doubts about canonization of Nicholas II
May 28, 2000

Anti-Orthodox display criticized
May 27, 2000
 

Church-state cooperation in jubilee celebration
May 24, 2000

Patriarch approves more modesty in clothes design
May 24, 2000

Russian evangelist expelled from Turkmenistan
May 23, 2000

Russian interest in occult
May 23, 2000

All-civilian Christian Union of Russia forming
May 17, 2000

Does president have right to patriarchal blessing?
May 17, 2000

Patriarchate extends hand to new Russian government
May 18, 2000

Orthodox parishioners denied communion
May 17, 2000

Metropolitan Kirill publishes Orthodox meditations in business newspaper
May 6/13, 2000

Russia possible base for radio evangelism in China
May 11, 2000
 
 

Rights defender harassed by police
May 15, 2000

Orthodox nationalism strong among Russian youth
May 11, 2000

Respect for religious rights linked to other rights
May 13, 2000

Orthodox service in tsar's church follows Putin's inauguration
May 10, 2000

Ukrainian president backs church unity
May 9, 2000

Jehovah's Witnesses gain favorable court rulints
May 9, 2000

Church and army in patriotic relationship
May 7, 2000

New president's religion policy awaited
April 7, 2000

Death of Jehovah's Witness exploited by Georgian politician
April 26, 2000

Russian Easter replaces soviet traditions
May 6, 2000

Putin's inauguration omits patriarch's participation
May 3, 2000

Five times as many Muscovites to cemeteries on Easter as to church
May 4, 2000

Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian presidents join patriarch in ceremony
May 3, 2000

Congressional group criticizes religion law
May 1, 2000

Identification of tsar's remains again questioned
March 8, 2000

Question about patriarch's participation in Putin's inauguration
May 1, 2000

Georgian church calls state to act against Jehovah's Witnesses
April 24, 2000

Icons restored to Kremlin towers
April 25, 2000

Diversity among Russia's Muslims
May 1, 2000

Putin and patriarch
April 30, 2000

Patriarch on current issues in Russia
April 28, 2000

Fr Kochetkov defended
April 26, 2000

Putin tilts toward Orthodoxy
April 19, 2000

Interview with Fr Kochetkov
April 12, 2000

Critic of Fr Kochetkov skeptical about future
April 12, 2000

Mystery
April 4, 2000

Metropolitan Kirill gives cautious assessment of European integration
April 4, 2000

Little religious liberty in Belarus
April 4, 2000

Russian religion after the election
April 3, 2000

Putin signs amendment to religion law
March 30, 2000

Orthodox priest murdered
March 24, 2000

More on bar code controversy
March 22, 2000

Russian military academy to train cadets in Orthodoxy
March 17, 2000

Fr Kochetkov restored
March 15, 2000

Ministry responds to bar code stir
March 15, 2000

Putin's baptism
March 14, 2000

Great Fast begins in Russia
March 13, 2000

Synod's motives explored
March 10, 2000

Holy Synod objects to bar codes
March 7, 2000

Putin's baptismal cross
March 10, 2000

Jehovah's Witnesses wait
March 10, 2000

Nontradition
March 3, 2000

Conscientious objector in detention
March 3, 2000

Orthodox healer to receive chapel
March 3, 2000

Patriarch in his own words
February 25, 2000

Ukrainian patriarch laid to rest
February 29, 2000

Foreign ministry dislikes U.S. criticism
March

Main Baptist church of St. Petersburg
March 1, 2000

Court defines a sect
March 1, 2000

Putin sees heads of churches
March 1, 2000

Turkmenistan chief violator of religious rights
March 1, 2000

Neither side in Jericho conflict attractive<
February 23, 2000

US State Dept. report on religion rights
February 25, 2000

Orthodox group asks Putin to deal with moral climate
February 24, 2000

Russians' experience of sects
February 9, 2000

Religion law not being enforced
February 9, 2000

Media's effect on religion
February 23, 20

Yakunin creates new Orthodox movement
February 23, 2000

Reregistration postponed but religious groups pressured
February 21, 2000

Metropolitan Kirill renews critique of liberalism
February 16-17, 2000

New religion banned in Moscow
February 15, 2000

More evidence on Putin's religiosityFebruary 11, 2000

Family values strong in Russia
February 11, 2000

First Russian religious rights case to European court
February 18, 2000

Moscow patriarchate on international relations
February 9, 2000

Orthodoxy too close to government
January 15, 2000

Alexis' unecumenical remarks

Fears of threat to religious freedom not yet confirmed
February 11, 2000

Religion's role growing in Russia
January 31, 2000

Father Kochetkov hounded by priests
January 26, 2000

Patriarch sounds anti-American theme
January 28, 2000

Orthodox resistance to western values
January 28, 2000

Religious intolerance increasing?
January 22, 2000

Symphonia emerging in Russia?
January 18, 2000

Putin a believer
January 21, 2000

Putin's piety worries non-Orthodox
January 21, 2000

Jewish leader murdered
January 21, 2000

Russian
January 19, 2000

Putin in church
January 18, 2000

New Russian security policy has stalinesque reference to religion
January 14, 2000

Conflicts among Jewish organizations
January 12, 2000

Putin close to Orthodox patriarch
January 12, 2000

Right-wing priest's activity curtailed
January 12, 2000

Fate of religion in Putin's Russia uncertain
January 11, 2000

Local governments told not to close unregistered religious organizations
January 3, 2000

Putin shows respect for Orthodoxy
January 6, 2000
 
 
 


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