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Ukrainian Orthodox leader speaks of end of world
December 22, 2012

Rights advocate assesses recent news events
December 20, 2012

Growing Muslim population threatens Russia
December 17, 2012

Russian parliament gives final approval to anti-adoption law
December 21, 2012

Parliament approves law providing for religion classes
December 19, 2012

Jews add their bid for worship facilities
December 21, 2012

Orthodox leader reacts to Duma lawmakers
December 20, 2012

No religious clothing allowed in public schools in south Russia
December 20, 2012

Moscow mayor wants no new mosques in capital
December 20, 2012

Orthodox combat Scientologists
December 19, 2012

Ukrainian religious leaders want new freedom of conscience law
December 18, 2012

Effect of Constitutional Court's ruling unclear
December 17, 2012

Moscow mayor questions advisability of building new mosques
December 17, 2012

Number of professed Orthodox declining
December 17, 2012

Arson in Orthodox church in Kiev
December 16, 2012

Patriarch reaches out to Muslims
December 14, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses win case in Russian federal court
December 13, 2012

Ukrainian Orthodox bishops criticize officials
December 13, 2012

Orthodox leaders mobilized to aid authorities
December 11, 2012

Church leaders criticize Ukrainian president's policy
December 11, 2012

Another "extremism" case against Russia to European court
December 12, 2012

Parochial schools receive state money
December 7, 2012

Siberian Pentecostals successful in fighting "extremism" gambit
December 10, 2012

Putin stirs up debate over Lenin's body
December 11, 2012

Ukrainian president signs restrictive law on religion
December 10, 2012

Religion in schools survives challenge
December 10, 2012

"Pussy Riot" gets European hearing
December 8, 2012

Recovery of church property slow process
December 7, 2012

Rights case sent to European court
December 5, 2012

Baptist Sunday school banned
December 3, 2012

Rights advocate questions court ruling of "extremism"
December 3, 2012

Muslim headscarves banned in schools
November 30, 2012

Conflict among Muslim institutions
November 30, 2012

Russians believe rumors of end of world
November 29, 2012

Patriarch defends teaching theology in state schools
November 29, 2012

"Extremist" literature confiscated from Muslim pilgrims
November 28, 2012

Moscow regional council promotes Orthodox priests as teachers in schools (2)
November 28, 2012

Clergy helping teachers of religion classes in schools
November 28, 2012

Putin orders postponement of religious feelings law
November 28, 2012

Muslim radicals followed in Ukraine
November 27, 2012

Mainline Muslims targeted for extremism
November 26, 2012

Orthodox church draws back wayward believers
November 26, 2012

Street demonstration points to current issues
November 25, 2012

Muslim writer convicted of extremism
November 23, 2012

Russian official comments on issues of religion in schools
November 23, 2012

Russian leadership friendly to Islam
November 21, 2012

Moscow regional council promotes Orthodox priests as teachers in schools
November 20, 2012

School uniforms to replace Muslim headscarves
November 20, 2012

Patriarch's birthday is today
November 20, 2012

Orthodox Church teaches theology to scientists
November 20, 2012

Issue of religious activities in schools fades
November 19, 2012

Russian and German leaders clash over protesters
November 16, 2012

Russia rounds up terrorists
November 16, 2012

Orthodox church to open on university campus
November 15, 2012

Stocks of Muslim literature seized
November 14, 2012

Bill on religious events in schools reconsidered
November 15, 2012

Duma proposes religious activities in schools
November 14, 2012

Rights advocates complain to Putin about recent crackdown
November 14, 2012

Vandalism against mosque
November 13, 2012

Putin agrees to go slow on law against hurting believers' feelings
November 13, 2012

Extremist Muslim group discovered in Moscow
November 12, 2012

Another Muslim leader murdered
November 12, 2012

Ukrainian parliament reaffirms changes in freedom of conscience law
November 8, 2012

Anti-Mormon demonstration a diversion
November 6, 2012

Putin meets top Jewish leaders
November 8, 2012

Duma proposes providing religious activities in schools
November 7, 2012

Traditional Russian religion suppressed
November 7, 2012

Siberian Jehovah's Witness loses appeal of sentence
November 7, 2012

Parents complain about religion class in 4th grade
November 5, 2012

"Extremism" charge against Orthodox
November 2, 2012

Mormons stand up for rights
November 2, 2012

Putin joins religious leaders in ceremony on Red Square
November 4, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses arrested while witnessing
November 1, 2012

"Extremism" ploy against "Pussy Riot"
November 2, 2012

Caucasus official wary of teaching religion in schools
November 1, 2012

Ecumenical cooperation in Ukraine
November 2, 2012

Prime Minister keeps "Pussy Riot" affair open
November 2, 2012

Moscow government sides with nationalists against liberals
November 1, 2012

Valuable research resource available
November 1, 2012

Mormons accused of being CIA agents
November 1, 2012

Putin minions to demonstrate against Mormons
October 31, 2012

Another Orthodox cross destroyed
October 29, 2012

Radical Islam in Russia
October 31, 2012

Ukrainian rights advocates criticize religious liberty law
October 30, 2012

Muslim leaders assassinated
October 30, 2012

Ukrainian parliament adopts amendments to freedom of conscience law
October 26, 2012

Muslims celebrate great holiday peacefully
October 26, 2012

Russian president concerned about "totalitarian" religious groups
October 25, 2012

International court may rule on Russian protest
October 19, 2012

Priests may enter politics in exceptional cases
October 9, 2012

New rules on religion and military
October 9, 2012

Another Orthodox cross vandalized
October 8, 2012

Arson against churches
October 8, 2012

Putin unsympathetic to punk protesters
October 8, 2012

Convergence of church and state displayed in urban holiday
October 6, 2012

Prominent resistance to believers' feelings law
October 5, 2012

Orthodox act against art show
October 4, 2012

Criticism of bill on believers' feelings
October 4, 2012

Vandalism against churches in Moscow
October 4, 2012

Police investigation of art show
October 3, 2012

Medvedev seems to contradict Putin on religion course in schools
October 2, 2012

Authorities threaten artists
October 2, 2012

Another cross vandalized
October 1, 2012

Law could backfire on Orthodox
September 27, 2012

Protestant leaders petition president over destroyed church
September 28, 2012

Human rights ombudsman criticizes proposed law
September 28, 2012

Another cross felled
September 28, 2012

Lawyers criticize believers' feelings bill
September 26, 2012

Vandalism against crosses
September 26, 2012

Muslims look to benefit from religious feelings law
September 26, 2012

Duma committee releases draft of law on believers' feelings
September 26, 2012

Duma adopts statement on believers' feelings
September 25, 2012

Legal scholars question Duma action on believers' feelings
September 25, 2012

St. Petersburg cross felled
September 25, 2012

Putin disturbed by attacks on clergy
September 25, 2012

Law stiffens penalty for hurting believers' feelings
September 25, 2012

Duma discusses religious feelings
September 24, 2012

Muscovites oppose mosque construction
September 21, 2012

Patriarch's scandal resurfaces
September 20, 2012

Broad agreement in Duma to support Orthodox Church
September 20, 2012

Anti-extremism aimed at anti-Muslim film
September 19, 2012

Muslim leaders object to extremist classification
September 17, 2012

Mental patient vandalizes church of Christ the Savior
September 17, 2012

Russians prefer to teach children nonreligious values
September 17, 2012

Legislative response to vandalism
September 17, 2012

Hostile takeovers of Moscow churches
September 14, 2012

Controversy over clergy teaching in public schools
September 14, 2012

Radical Islamist activity threatened
September 13, 2012

Destruction of crosses continues
September 13, 2012

Prime Minister suggests mercy for protestors
September 12, 2012

Orthodox priest defends Pentecostals
September 11, 2012

Ukrainian protestants attacked in property dispute
September 10, 2012

Baptists in battle for property in Far East
September 7, 2012

Moscow Pentecostal church demolished
September 7, 2012

Pentecostals treated as extremists
September 4, 2012

Putin discusses "Pussy Riot"
September 6, 2012

Vigilante movement growing
September 5, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses of Far East targeted
September 3, 2012

On eve of new school year
August 31, 2012

Protestant youth harassed by police
August 24, 2012

Destructive acts aimed at Orthodox Church
August 28, 2012

Radical Muslims getting upper hand in Russia
August 28, 2012

Attacks on church continue
August 25, 2012

Shrill charges against Jehovah's Witnesses
August 27, 2012

Patriarch Kirill's impact on church
August 22, 2012

Authoritative Putin advisors criticize "Pussy Riot" sentence
August 24, 2012

Orthodox nationalists form armed guards
August 23, 2012

Lawyers debate "Pussy Riot" outcome
August 17, 2012

"Pussy Riot" loses one appeal
August 22, 2012

Innocuous demonstrators hit with steep fines
August 21, 2012

"Pussy Riot" affair alienates educated persons from church
August 21, 2012

Most Russians oppose "Pussy Riot"
August 21, 2012

"Pussy Riot" persecution continues
August 20, 2012

Intense security needed for Muslim observance
August 19, 2012

Guilty verdict for punk protestors
August 17, 2012

Russian scholar alarmed by proposed law changes
August 12, 2012

"Pussy Riot" fugitives speak out
August 16, 2012

End of Ramadan poses challenges for Russian Muslims
August 14, 2012

Russian psychologists criticize "Pussy Riot" evidence
August 14, 2012

New government coordinator of relations with religious organizations
August 13, 2012

Crackdown on protests continues in Russian Tatarstan
August 9, 2012

Russian government expands possibilities for using antiextremism to restrict religious activity
August 9, 2012

Protestors decry "stalinist" process
August 8, 2012

Trial of punk protestors comes to end
August 7, 2012

Sectarian clashes among Muslims
August 3, 2012

Putin interferes in "Pussy Riot" case
August 3, 2012

Procedural errors noted in Pussy Riot trial
August 3, 2012

Trial "a circus and a farce"
August 2, 2012

New level of persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses
July 30, 2012

Young Jehovah's Witnesses sentenced by court
July 27, 2012

Fugitive rights advocate emigrates
July 26, 2012

Feminist accosts patriarch
July 26, 2012

"Pussy Riot" case about rule of law
July 26, 2012

Many suspects in attacks on Muslim leaders
July 25, 2012

Dispute within church over "Pussy riot"
July 24, 2012

"Pussy Riot" defense hindered
July 24, 2012

Vigorous investigation of attacks on Muslim leaders
July 23, 2012

Modest turnout for nationalist demonstration
July 23, 2012

Defense of punk protestors wins delay
July 23, 2012

Financial dispute behind attacks on Muslim leaders
July 20, 2012

"Insane" brutality against protestors continues
July 20, 2012

Tatarstan Muslim leaders attacked
July 20, 2012

Jehovah's Witness wins court case
July 20, 2012

Interior ministry hinders Jehovah's Witnesses' gathering
July 18, 2012

Tensions in Muslim leadership
July 17, 2012

Rightwing activists plan public demonstration
July 16, 2012

Public condemnation of protestors
July 13, 2012

Putin orders clerical military deferment
July 13, 2012

Russians oppose building of mosque
July 12, 2012

Religious groups exempted from oppressive new law
July 10, 2012

Nationalist groups pressure parliament
July 6, 2012

Ukrainian religious leaders oppose pro-Russian language law
July 5, 2012

Baptists and Adventists fight for their church building
June 18, 2012

Courts frustrate defense of punk protestors
June 27, 2012

International defense of punk protestors
June 25, 2012

Cultural figure regrets hurting believers' feelings
June 25, 2012

Orthodox spokesman challenged on church's political stance
June 25, 2012

Party of power wants more limitation of protest
June 22, 2012

Jehovah's Witness punished for meeting
June 22, 2012

Protestors not charged for event in the church
June 21, 2012

Russian attorney from Putin's staff stands up for detained protestors
June 21, 2012

Detention of punk protestors extended
June 20, 2012

Punk protestors send case to Europe
June 19, 2012

Muslim leaders express outrage over extremism gambit
June 18, 2012

Prosecution wants to keep protestors in jail
June 18, 2012

Ukrainian churches object to changes in religion law
June 14, 2012

Internet tactic used against Jehovah's Witnesses
June 15, 2012

City authorities prohibit Russian Pentecostals' open-air meeting
June 14, 2012

Armenian Jehovah's Witnesses vindicated
June 13, 2012

Ukrainian Orthodox leader's health stable
June 13, 2012

Religious opposition joined huge Moscow protest on Russia Day
June 12, 2012

Jehovah's Witness misrepresented as foreign agent
June 8, 2012

Russian legislators call for anti-sacrilege law
June 8, 2012

Russians of Ukraine denounce Metropolitan Vladimir
June 8, 2012

Moscow patriarchate accused of illegal commerce
June 7, 2012

Trial of punk protestors may begin in two months
June 7, 2012

Disputes among Ukrainian bishops continue
June 6, 2012

Extremism gambit against Scientology
June 6, 2012

Protestors indicted as hooligans
June 5, 2012

Punk protestors to learn what they are charged with
June 4, 2012

Prime minister defends Russian Orthodox Church
June 4, 2012

Coordinated campaign against Jehovah's Witnesses
June 1, 2012

Russian protestants against homosexuality
June 1, 2012

Ukrainian religious leaders address contentious parliament
May 30, 2012

Ukrainian Orthodox interfere in non-Orthodox activity
May 30, 2012

Russian parliament to consider changes in religion law
May 30, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses lose third appeal on import of magazines
May 30, 2012

Russian Christians fight against homosexual rights
May 28, 2012

Alternative Russian Orthodox church "extremist"
May 28, 2012

Ukrainian Orthodox celebrate anniversary of administrative autonomy
May 28, 2012

Ukrainian Council of Churches fights legislative restrictions
May 23, 2012

Church leaders against modern art exhibit
May 23, 2012

Orthodox conservatives accused of extremism
May 22, 2012

Rights advocates discuss infringement of rights
May 22, 2012

Ukrainian homosexuals fail to conduct gay parade
May 21, 2012

Orthodox church fights alternative obstetrics as sectarianism
May 18, 2012

Analysis of conditions in Ukrainian Orthodox Church
May 16, 2012

Russian judge considers actions like "Pussy Riot" illegal
May 16, 2012

Psychiatric hospital against dissent
May 15, 2012

Punk protestors' appeal denied
May 11, 2012

Ukrainian bishops quarrel
May 11, 2012

In one of first presidential acts, Putin turns to religious groups
May 10, 2012

Moscow and Kiev prelates renew communication
May 9, 2012

New searches among Orenburg Jehovah's Witnesses
May 10, 2012

Did Putin really light a candle in church of his patron saint?
May 9, 2012

Metropolitan Vladimir reclaims control of Ukrainian Orthodox Church
May 9, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses threatened with wide-ranging case
May 5, 2012

On eve of inauguration Putin donates icon to church
May 6, 2012

Patriarch prays for president
May 7, 2012

Demonstration at church near Red Square
May 6, 2012

European leader thinks punk protestors should not be jailed
May 5, 2012

Major case against Jehovah's Witnesses
May 5, 2012

"Pussy Riot" fuss drags on
May 3, 2012

Prayer protest thwarted
April 29, 2012

Confrontation continues (2)
April 27, 2012

Tainted evidence in Jehovah's Witness trial
April 27, 2012

Confrontation continues
April 26, 2012

Chaplin interview with English-language website
April 23, 2012

Jehovah's Witness wins appeal
April 24, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses refute news reports
April 24, 2012

Orthodox stage countrywide protest
April 22, 2012

Church protestors to appear in court
April 19, 2012

Patriarch continues offensive
April 18, 2012

Punk protest resonates nationwide
April 16, 2012

Record attendance at Moscow Easter services
April 16, 2012

Orthodox plan nationwide struggle with opposition
April 13, 2012

Feminist protest spreads
April 12, 2012

Muslim activist murdered
April 11, 2012

Orthodox plan nationwide struggle with opposition
April 10, 2012

Ukrainian religious leaders intercede for jailed politician
April 10, 2012

Church lashes out at critics
April 9, 2012

Studying religion in schools not popular
April 4, 2012

Passover in Moscow
April 6, 2012

Patriarch tries to clear air
April 4, 2012

Amnesty International defends church protest
April 5, 2012

Orthodox leadership on defensive
April 4, 2012

Media campaign against church
April 3, 2012

Church spokesman opposes modernization
April 3, 2012

Church protest draws international criticism
April 3, 2012

Religion question increasingly painful
March 29, 2012

Protestant mayor in Far East slandered in media
March 29, 2012

International attention to church protestors
March 29, 2012

Baptists accused of psychological manipulation
March 27, 2012

Jehovah's Witnessees slandered by news media
March 29, 2012

Fifteen Jehovah's Witnesses on trial
March 12, 2012

News media give negative portrayal of Jehovah's Witnesses
March 28, 2012

Muslim activist accused of promoting terrorism
March 28, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses win appeal
March 28, 2012

Muslim activist charged
March 27, 2012

Evangelical preacher on trial in Kiev
March 23, 2012

Patriarch condemns protest in church
March 26, 2012

Punk protest commotion continues
March 22, 2012

Orthodox sign petitions
March 19, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses harassed by police
March 20, 2012

Another woman charged in church protest
March 16, 2012

Punk protest commotion grows
March 16, 2012

Rights advocates reflect on detention of punk protestors
March 15, 2012

Protest in church most sensational religious news
March 14, 2012

Debate over punishment of church demonstrators
March 13, 2012

Political opposition in Moscow backs punk demonstrators
March 12, 2012

Ukrainian metropolitan maintains visibility
March 12, 2012

Kiev abbot visits hospitalized metropolitan
March 9, 2012

Ukrainian conflict hits streets
March 8, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses' building attacked
March 8, 2012

Rights protector defends Jehovah's Witnesses
March 7, 2012

Ukrainian official praises Orthodox leader
March 7, 2012

Ukrainian leader views options
March 7, 2012

Concerns about Moscow's attempt to control Ukrainian church
March 5, 2012

Religious leaders congratulate Putin
March 5, 2012

St. Petersburg tries to criminalize homosexuality
March 2, 2012

Ukrainian Orthodox leader asserts his authority
March 2, 2012

Metropolitan Vladimir's position in Ukrainian church weakening
March 1, 2012

Hare Krishnas as foreign agents
March 1, 2012

Troubles in Ukrainian church explained
February 23, 2012

Police post negative information about Jehovah's Witnesses
February 23, 2012

Conflicts among Ukrainian church leaders
February 22, 2012

Notorious sect-fighter defends case against Hindu scripture
February 21, 2012

Other divisions within Ukrainian Orthodoxy
February 21, 2012

Orthodox unity talks in Ukraine fail
February 20, 2012

Muslim cleric attacked in Moscow
February 20, 2012

Biased expert analyses used against Jehovah's Witnesses' literature
February 17, 2012

Muslim leader endorses Putin
February 17, 2012

Prosecutor protests Baptists' appeal to Bible
February 17, 2012

Slain Muslim cleric laid to rest
February 16, 2012

Why are Jehovah's Witnesses persecuted?
February 14, 2012

Another Muslim cleric killed
February 14, 2012

Police conduct fruitless raids of Jehovah's Witnesses
February 13, 2012

Political rallies too nationalistic
February 13, 2012

Rights advocates call for withdrawal of Putin's candidacy
February 9, 2012

Religious leaders endorse Putin for president
February 9, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses win attention of president's staff
February 7, 2012

Religion class in schools goes nationwide
February 3, 2012

Religion analysts reinterpret patriarch's remarks
February 3, 2012

Orthodox leaders at odds among themselves over tomorrow's rallies
February 2, 2012

Protestant activist engages in politics
February 2, 2012

Political leadership pays court to patriarch
February 1, 2012

Court sides with Jehovah's Witness against Orthodox priests
February 1, 2012

Azerbaijan defends religious rights record
January 31, 2012

Putin engages in monarchist ritual
January 31, 2012

Patriarch thinks time not right for meeting pope'
January 29, 2012

Should Bible be taught in public schools?
January 30, 2012

Case against Hindu scripture continues
January 26, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses on trial
January 23, 2012

Chaplin praises Putin's campaign policy
January 23, 2012

Putin produces next election policy article
January 23, 2012

Christian holiday of Epiphany (2)
January 20, 2012

Church adopts nationalistic tone
January 18, 2012

Christian holiday of Epiphany
January 19, 2012

Tensions between Muslims and Hindus in Russia
January 18, 2012

Patriarchal spokesman reaches out to protest leader
January 18, 2012

Patriarchal spokesman supports Putin's political position
January 17, 2012

Debate about Orthodox political parties
January 12, 2012

Anti-Putin oligarch prods patriarch with blog
January 15, 2012

Putin's "gray cardinal" will direct religion policy
January 12, 2012

Patriarch's new politics?
January 12, 2012

Criticism of patriarchate grows
January 13, 2012

Orthodox church activity lagging
January 11, 2012

Patriarch expresses guarded sympathy for protesters
January 7, 2012
 
 


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