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Alexis II, Patriarch of Moscow and all-Russia

Moscow patriarchate seeks to ban independent religious activity by foreigners, 16 April 1996
Church leans towards Yeltsin, 30 May 1996
Dissident priest exposes patriarch's KGB past, 17 May 1996
Agreement between Orthodox Church and Russian state, 20 June 1996
Complaint against procommunist priests , 4 July 1996
Patriarch visits Valaam monastery, 15 July 1996
Muslims voted for Yeltsin, 25 July 1996
Dissident priest continues to hound patriarch, 28 August 1996
Moscow patriarchate offers suggestions on religion law, 30 August 1996
Information from the Moscow patriarchate, 21 September 1996
Premier Chernomyrdin's hometown church, 7 and 11 September 1996
Georgian catholicos talks about relations with Moscow, 8 October 1996
Criticism of political activity of Moscow patriarchate, 25 October 1996
Russian politicians and churchmen collaborate, 1 November 1996
Patriarch prays for president's health, 5 November 1996
Patriarchate-state cooperation , 19 November 1996
Orthodox deacon on sects in Russia ,September 1996
Orthodox church uncovers relics of Saint Maxim the Greek , September 1996
Bomb threat fails to halt patriarchal Christmas service
9 January 1997
Orthodox church honors Ingushetia president
10 January 1997
Patriarch warns against religious dissent
26 January 1997
Patriarch gives interview to diocesan paper
March 1997

Azerbaijan

Threats to protestant churches in Muslim republics, 5 and 11 July 1996
Religious turmoil in Azerbaijan, 2 August 1996

Belarus

Belarus president wants Orthodox state church, 1 November 1996

Borshchev, Valery

Moscow patriarchate seeks to ban independent religious activity by foreigners, 16 April 1996
Duma deputy cautions about patriarchate's aspirations, 1 August 1996
Patriarchate disagrees with religious rights group, 9 August 1996
State, Church, and Religious Freedom, 9 October 1996

Buddhists

Alexander Lebed on religions in Russia, 26 June 1996
Dissident priest complains about government persecution, 9 August 1996
Confessions, 11 December 1996

Canonization

Stations of the Cross
Church leans towards Yeltsin, 30 May 1996
Orthodox church uncovers relics of Saint Maxim the Greek , September 1996
Orthodox fundamentalism in Russia , 10 October 1996
Report to Synod on canonization of last tsar, 9-10 October 1996
Last Russian tsar almost certain to be church's new saint, 16 October 1996
Orthodox Church plans canonization of last tsar, 21 October 1996
Confessions, 25 October 1996
Criticism of plans to canonize imperial family, 4 December 1996
Burial of imperial family caught in bureaucracy, 25 December 1996
Orthodox bishops name three saints, 21 February 1997

Chistiakov, Father Georgy

Whence this anger?, 10 October 1996

Christian Democrats

Religious broadcasting in Russia, 20 July 1996

Christ the Savior cathedral

Criticism of political activity of Moscow patriarchate, 25 October 1996
Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow, 24 November 1996
Church leans towards Yeltsin, 30 May 1996

Church-state relations

Church leans towards Yeltsin, 30 May 1996
Criticism of political activity of Moscow patriarchate, 25 October 1996
Patriarchate-state cooperation , 19 November 1996

Conscience, Freedom of

Moscow patriarchate seeks to ban independent religious activity by foreigners, 16 April 1996
New law on religion in Russia, 11 July 1996
Moscow patriarchate continues to lobby for changes in religion law, 1 August 1996
Dissident priest complains about government persecution, 9 August 1996
Moscow patriarchate offers suggestions on religion law, 30 August 1996
Alarm about proposed amendments to religion law, 3 October 1996
Sverdlovsk restricts religious freedom, 6 October 1996
State, Church, and Religious Freedom, 9 October 1996
Provincial legislation against religion , 26 November 1996
Update on draft of religion law , 29 November 1996
Nationalist newspaper raises alarm about sects, 10 December 1996
Conservative Orthodox metropolitan answers liberal criticisms
16 December 1996

Conscientious objectors

Conscientious objector receives two year term, 19 July 1996
Legal right to conscientious objection in question, 4 November 1996
Provincial legislation against religion , 26 November 1996
Latvian military service law denies conscientious objectors, 26 December 1996
Can religious identity in army be promoted?
18 January 1997

Dagestan

Armed conflict among Muslim factions
May 14, 1997
Muslim conflict in Dagestan
May 15, 1997
Further on Muslim conflict in Dagestan
May 16, 1997

Dudko, Dmitry, priest

Dmitry Dudko supports communists, 30 April 1996

Education, theological

Holy Synod meets Thursday, 19 July 1996

Estonia

Patriarchate's statement on Estonian church situation, 25 February 1996
True Orthodox request assylum, 21 June 1996
Another round of talks on Estonian crisis, 15 August 1996
Estonian Orthodox settlement, 26 August 1996
Georgian catholicos talks about relations with Moscow, 8 October 1996
Metropolitan Kirill discusses church issues, 28 November 1996

Filaret, metropolitan of Minsk

Religious broadcasting in Russia, 20 July 1996
Information from the Moscow patriarchate, 21 September 1996
Belarus president wants Orthodox state church, 1 November 1996

Filaret Denisenko, of Kiev

Current church situation in Ukraine, 6 June 1996
Patriarch Volodymir's grave, 20 August 1996
Metropolitan Kirill discusses church issues, 28 November 1996
Ukrainian metropolitan calls for unity, 10 December 1996
Orthodox bishops name three saints(Fialert excommunicated), 21 February 1997
Political themes in bishops' council
22 February 1997

Government-church cooperation

Patriarchate and military agree
2 August 1996
Criticism of political activity of Moscow patriarchate
25 October 1996
Russian politicians and churchmen collaborate
1 November 1996
Patriarchate-state cooperation
19 November 1996
Orthodox church summoned to fight crime
22 January 1997

Holy Synod, Russian Orthodox church

Holy Synod meets Thursday, 19 July 1996
Georgian catholicos talks about relations with Moscow, 8 October 1996
Orthodox Church plans canonization of last tsar, 21 October 1996
Council on Relations with Religious Associations of the presidency of the Russian Federation, 22 November 1996

Ioann Snichev, metropolitan of Saint Petersburg

"Russian Orthodox Fascism after Glasnost," by Paul D. Steeves, October 1994
Traditionalist criticism of Moscow patriarchate
February 1997

Jehovah's Witnesses

Orthodox in western Ukraine, 6 June 1996
Religious broadcasting in Russia, 20 July 1996
Conference discusses Russian sectarian activity, 18 October 1996
Nationalist newspaper raises alarm about sects, 10 December 1996
Sectarian revolution, 10 December 1996
Letter by Metropolitan Nikolai, 16 December 1996
Jehovah's Witnesses build in St. Petersburg, November 1996
Christian Democrats picket Jehovah's Witnesses
24 January 1997
Jehovah's Witnesses open Russian headquarters
2 July 1997
Jehovah's Witnesses alarmed about religion law
9 July 1997
134,000 Jehovah's Witnesses petition Yeltsin
17 July 1997
On papal and senatorial opposition to religion law
19 July 1997

Kirill, metropolitan of Smolensk

Religious broadcasting in Russia<, 20 July 1996
Moscow patriarchate continues to lobby for changes in religion law, 1 August 1996
Patriarchate disagrees with religious rights group, 9 August 1996
Moscow patriarchate offers suggestions on religion law, 30 August 1996
Russian politicians and churchmen collaborate, 1 November 1996
Council on Relations with Religious Associations of the presidency of the Russian Federation, 22 November 1996
Growth and problems for Russian Muslims, 28 November 1996
Confessions, 28 November 1996
Metropolitan Kirill discusses church issues, 28 November 1996
Hostility to nuclear arms reduction at Saint Daniel's , 13 November 1996
Conflict between traditional and reform Orthodox turns violent, 29 June 1996

Kochetkov, Georgi, priest

Complaint about treatment of dissident priests , 22 October 1996
Orthodox fundamentalism in Russia , 10 October 1996
Schism threatens Orthodox church Reuter, 1996
Reformer priest criticizes Orthodox traditionalists , 7 November 1996
Letter writer defends Orthodox "fundamentalists", 7 December 1996
Conflict turns violent, 29 June 1997

Law on Religious Confessions (freedom of conscience)

Moscow patriarchate seeks to ban independent religious activity by foreigners, 16 April 1996
New law on religion in Russia, 11 July 1996
Moscow patriarchate continues to lobby for changes in religion law, 1 August 1996
Dissident priest complains about government persecution, 9 August 1996
Moscow patriarchate offers suggestions on religion law, 30 August 1996
Alarm about proposed amendments to religion law, 3 October 1996
State, Church, and Religious Freedom, 9 October 1996
Confessions, 28 November 1996
Update on draft of religion law , 29 November 1996
Nationalist newspaper raises alarm about sects, 10 December 1996
Conservative Orthodox metropolitan answers liberal criticisms
16 December 1996
Attorney analyses draft of religion law
December 1996

Lebed, Alexander

Alexander Lebed on religions in Russia, 26 June 1996
Lebed clarifies his stance, 14 July 1996
Dissident priest complains about government persecution, 9 August 1996
Lebed affirms support of, criticizes Russian Orthodoxy., 27 November 1996

Luzhkov, Yuri, mayor of Moscow

True Orthodox request assylum, 21 June 1996
Business and the church, 11 July 1996
Patriarch visits Valaam monastery, 15 July 1996
Moscow mayor stonewalls emigre church, 21 September 1996
Police raid Moscow mosque, 3 October 1996
Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow, 24 November 1996
Moscow mayor supports Orthodox Serbs, 26 December 1996
Church leans towards Yeltsin, 30 May 1996

Missionaries

Hints of restrictions on religion in FSU, 12 Aug 1996
Religions compete in Russia, 28 December Aug 1996

Mormons

Alexander Lebed on religions in Russia, 26 June 1996
How believers voted, 5 and 11 July 1996
Dissident priest complains about government persecution, 9 August 1996
Alarm about proposed amendments to religion law, 3 October 1996
Not amendments but a new framework, 11 December 1996

Muslims

Religious survey, 6 June 1996
Prisoners of conscience in Uzbekistan, 19 July 1996
Muslims voted for Yeltsin, 25 July 1996
Religious turmoil in Azerbaijan, 2 August 1996
Dissident priest complains about government persecution, 9 August 1996
Police raid Moscow mosque, 3 October 1996
Growth and problems for Russian Muslims, 28 November 1996
Islamic renaissance disputed, 11 December 1996

Nicholas II, emperor of Russia (see Canonization)

Report to Synod on canonization of last tsar, 9-10 October 1996
Orthodox church plans canonization of last tsar, 21 October 1996
Criticism of plans to canonize imperial family, 4 December 1996
Burial of imperial family caught in bureaucracy, 25 December 1996
Russian bishops begin final steps to canonise last Tsar, 19February 1997

Ogorodnikov, Alexander

Religious broadcasting in Russia, 20 July 1996

Paganism

Traditional Russian religions reviving, 28 August 1996

Pentecostals

Orthodox in western Ukraine, 6 June 1996
Customs officials seize Bibles, 16 April 1996
Protestants in Ulianovsk marginalized, 6 October 1996

Polosin, Valery, priest

Muslims voted for Yeltsin
25 July 1996
Alarm about proposed amendments to religion law, 3 October 1996

Protestants

Protestants in Ulianovsk marginalized, 6 October 1996

ROCOR (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad)

How believers voted, 5 and 11 July 1996
Moscow mayor stonewalls emigre church, 21 September 1996
Secular newspaper revisits Metropolitan Sergius' declaration, 25 October 1996
Lebed affirms support of, criticizes Russian Orthodoxy., 27 November 1996

Sects

Agreement between Orthodox Church and Russian state, 20 June 1996
Threats to protestant churches in Muslim republics, 5 and 11 July 1996
How believers voted, 5 and 11 July 1996
Religious broadcasting in Russia, 20 July 1996
Religious turmoil in Azerbaijan, 2 August 1996
Hints of restrictions on religion in FSU, 12 Aug 1996
Protestants in Ulianovsk marginalized, 6 October 1996
Yaroslav protestants threatened with prohibition, 26 August 1996
American sect draws Moscow youth, 6 September 1996
Chinese Christian sect in Russia, 5 September 1996
Alarm about proposed amendments to religion law, 3 October 1996
Sverdlovsk restricts religious freedom, 6 October 1996
Criticism of political activity of Moscow patriarchate, 25 October 1996
Conference discusses Russian sectarian activity, 18 October 1996
Council on Relations with Religious Associations of the presidency of the Russian Federation, 22 November 1996
Soviet-type legislation threatens evangelical activity , 25 November 1996
Orthodox deacon on sects in Russia
Conservative Orthodox metropolitan answers liberal criticisms, 16 December 1996
Nationalist newspaper raises alarm about sects, 10 December 1996
Emigre paper cautions against legislative excess, 4 September 1996
Violations of religious liberty in Uzbekistan
December 1997
Human rights arm of Russian presidency objects about other state agencies' attack on sects , 31 January 1997
Moscow patriarchate counterattacks Gleb Yakunin , 6 February 1997

Sergius Stragorodsky, patriarch

Secular newspaper revisits Metropolitan Sergius' declaration, 25 October 1996
Criticism of political activity of Moscow patriarchate, 25 October 1996
Council on relations with religious associations of the presidency of the Russian Federation, 22 November 1996

Shargunov, Alexander, priest

Church leans towards Yeltsin, 30 May 1996
Priest criticizes procommunist colleagues , 13 June 1996
Interview with A. Shargunov
Only monks do not vote, 5 July 1996
Orthodox fundamentalism in Russia , 10 October 1996
Conservative Orthodox metropolitan answers liberal criticisms, 16 December 1996

Sitnikov, Nikolai, priest

Priest criticizes procommunist colleagues , 13 June 1996

Statistical data

Religious survey
6 June 1996

Religious survey
22 May 1996
Confessions, 28 November 1996
Russian politicians and churchmen collaborate, 1 November 1996
Belarus president wants Orthodox state church, 1 November 1996
Public opinion on status of Russian church, 28 November 1996
Islamic renaissance disputed, 11 December 1996

True Orthodox Christians

Stations of the Cross
Legal difficulties of True Orthodox, 21 May 1996
True Orthodox request assylum, 21 June 1996
How believers voted, 5 and 11 July 1996
True Orthodox Tikhonite Christians, 23 July 1996

Ukraine

Orthodox in western Ukraine, 6 June 1996
Current church situation in Ukraine, 6 June 1996
Continued religious conflict in West Ukraine, 28 August 1996
Complaints about autocratic bishop in Altai, 5 September 1996
Metropolitan Kirill discusses church issues, 28 November 1996
Protest at caves monastery highlights Ukrainian church conflict , 14 November 1996
Orthodoxy in Ukraine , 10 December 1996

Uzbekistan

Prisoners of conscience in Uzbekistan, 19 July 1996
Violations of religious liberty in Uzbekistan
December 1997
Uzbek restrictions on religion
24 July 1997

Yakunin, Gleb

Dissident priest exposes patriarch's KGB past, 17 May 1996
Duma gives preliminary approval, 10 July 1996
Facade of Glory, 24 November 1996
Dissident priest complains about government persecution, 9 August 1996
Dissident priest continues to hound patriarch, 28 August 1996
Alarm about proposed amendments to religion law, 3 October 1996
The church in Russia, 5 October 1996
Priest protests raid on mosque, 16 October 1996
Secular newspaper revisits Metropolitan Sergius' declaration, 25 October 1996
Moscow patriarchate counterattacks Gleb Yakunin , 6 February 1997
Orthodox bishops name three saints, (Yakunin excommunicated), 21 February 1997

Ziuganov, Gennady

Church leans towards Yeltsin, 30 May 1996
Priest criticizes procommunist colleagues , 13 June 1996
Complaint against procommunist priests
4 July 1996
Demographic analysis of voters
20 and 27 June 1996
Muslims voted for Yeltsin, 25 July 1996

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