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Last update:  May 21, 2018

Recent postings:

Jehovah's Witnesses losing hope for their property
April 25, 2018


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Muslim extremists target Orthodox churches
May 21, 2018

Church honors for victim of terrorist attack in Chechnya
May 21, 2018

Terrorist attack on Orthodox church in Chechnya
May 19, 2018

By-gone Orthodox spokesman criticizes new Russian government
May 19, 2018

Jehovah's Witness in Birobidzhan target of criminal case
May 18, 2018

African Pentecostal student sentenced for illegal evangelism
May 17, 2018

Operation "Judgment Day" against Jehovah's Witnesses
May 17, 2018

Housekeeper fired for being Jehovah's Witness (Christensen trial)
May 17, 2018

Anti-evangelism case against Pentecostal pastor falls apart
May 16, 2018

Church lawyer concerned about recovery of church property
May 16, 2018

Trial of Danish Jehovah's Witness resumes
May 15, 2018

Moscow patriarchate leader worries about international situation
May 14, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses imprisoned 2 months without trial
May 11, 2018

Russians still resolving problems of restoration of churches to historic owners
May 10, 2018

The case against Jehovah's Witnesses
May 8, 2018

Political support for Ukrainian president's project
May 8, 2018

Ukrainian question concerns other Orthodox countries
May 7, 2018

Moscow-oriented Ukrainian leader opposes president's project
May 7, 2018

St. Petersburg government refuses to restore Lutheran property rights
May 7, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses view options in wake of lost appeal
May 3, 2018

Appeals court denies Jehovah's Witnesses' property claim
May 3, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses lose major appeal in Russian court
May 3, 2018

Moscow patriarchate leader bears grudge against Catholics
April 30, 2018

Orthodox diaspora supports Moscow in Ukrainian dispute
April 30, 2018

African students accused of illegal evangelism
April 28, 2018

Moscow-oriented Ukrainian church mobilizes resistance against autocephaly
April 28, 2018

Russian government meddles in Ukrainian church question
April 26, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses losing hope for their property
April 25, 2918

Jehovah's Witnesses deal with confiscation of property
April 25, 2018

First three days of trial of Danish Jehovah's Witness
April 25, 2018

Report of trial of Jehovah's Witness in Orel on 24 April 2018
April 25, 2018

Ukrainian president challenges Patriarch Kirill
April 24, 2018

African student found guilty of illegal evangelism
April 24, 2018

Trial of Danish Jehovah's Witness resumes
April 23, 2018

Politics of the Ukrainian venture
April 23, 2018

Ukrainian president reports response from Constantinople
April 23, 2018

Constantinople patriarchate to consider Ukrainian request
April 23, 2018

Moscow-oriented Ukrainian church calls out Ukrainian president
April 22, 2018

Federal crime fighting bureau directed against Jehovah's Witnesses
April 20, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses report widespread harassment and arrests
April 20, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses seek asylum in Europe
April 20, 2018

Possible consequences of vote in Ukrainian parliament
April 19, 2018

Moscow patriarchate stands firm against Ukrainian church independence
April 19, 2018

Ukrainian legislature moves closer to ecclesiastical independence
April 19, 2018

Moscow patriarchate resists Ukrainian wish for ecclesiastical independence
April 18, 2018

Mormons plan to build temple in Russia
April 18, 2018

Russia still trying to expel Israeli rabbi
April 18, 2018

Ukrainian president pushes for ecclesiastical independence
April 17, 2018

Anti-evangelism law applied to Chinese movement
April 17, 2018

Jehovah's Witness jailed for almost two months without court conviction
April 17, 2018

Ukrainian church complains against Moscow-related colleagues
April 16, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses' appeal to be heard
April 11, 2018

Russian government claims Jehovah's Witnesses have right to their confession
April 10, 2018

Jehovah's Witness wins postponement of trial
April 9, 2018

Protestant churches have difficulties regarding their houses of worship
April 5, 2018

Ukraine relaxes regulations on religious organizations
April 5, 2018

Russian news reports American attention to Danish Jehovah's Witness
April 3, 2018

Another extension of trial of Danish Jehovah's Witness
April 3, 2018

Fire in Jehovah's Witnesses' building in Ukraine
April 2, 2018

Abuse of anti-evangelism law curtailed by high court
April 2, 2018

Attack on Wahhabi Islam divides Russian Muslims
April 2, 2018

Ukrainian secret service personnel report Russian use of church for aggression
March 30, 2018

Rights advocacy organization says Russia has increased human rights violations
March 30, 2018

Pentecostals shut down by authorities in Kazakhstan
March 28, 2018

Jews caught in violation of anti-evangelism law
March 28, 2018

Pope Francis criticizes Belarus' rules for Catholic priests
March 27, 2018
 
Baptist in Russian far northeast ruled in violation of anti-evangelism law
March 26, 2018

Ukrainian court overrules religious objections to electronic identification
March 26, 2018

Old Believers are a presence in Russian scene
March 21, 2018

Prosecutor challenges alienation of Jehovah's Witnesses' property
March 21, 2018

Jehovah's Witness gets a break in criminal case
March 20, 2018

Moscow patriarch has last word on pope's visit to Belarus
March 20, 2018

Anti-evangelism law invoked against Baptists in Orel
March 20, 2018

Orthodox leader sweet talks Russian president
March 19, 2018

Ukrainian lawmakers complain about pro-Russian stands of Orthodox clergy
March 19, 2018

Conflicts over church buildings continue in Ukraine
March 19, 2018

Petition against Jehovah's Witnesses circulated in Belarus
March 19, 2018

Siberian Jehovah's Witnesses try to shield property from confiscation
March 15, 2018

Pro-Moscow Ukrainian church condemns state interference in its affairs
March 14, 2018

Orthodox baptism figures in Russian presidential campaign
March 13, 2018

Moscow still smarting from Bulgarian scandal
March 12, 2018

Pro-Moscow church disciplines Ukrainian cleric
March 12, 2018

Russians complain about ingratitude of Bulgarians
March 10, 2018

Bulgarian politician harshly criticizes Moscow patriarch
March 9, 2018

Foreign missionary convicted for illegal evangelism
March 7, 2018

Moscow patriarch promotes Russian propaganda against Europe
March 5, 2018

Moscow patriarch complains to Bulgarian president about memorial
March 4, 2018

Moscow patriarch complains about situation in Ukraine
March 1, 2018

Moscow church leader criticizes Western theological thinkers
March 1, 2018

Jehovah's Witness asks for postponement of trial
February 28, 2018

Police misapplying law in arresting Jehovah's Witnesses
February 26, 2018

Pentecostal pastor tries to collect damages from prosecutor's office
February 26, 2018

Danish Jehovah's Witness faces more than year in prison with no crime proved
February 23, 2018

Pagan evangelist charged with attracting recruits
February 22, 2018

Russian media note passing of Billy Graham
February 22, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses' property in Russian Far East confiscated
February 21, 2018

Russian religious leaders condemn terrorist act in south of Russia
February 20, 2018

Another Jehovah's Witness imprisoned in Orel
February 20, 2018

Finally the trial of Danish Jehovah's Witness starts
February 19, 2018

Prosecutor uses new approach to restricting Jehovah's Witnesses
February 16, 2018

Russian media report flap over Valentine's Day
February 14, 2018

Construction of Pentecostal church hits snag
February 13, 2018

Russian Jehovah's Witnesses get help from Norwegians
February 13, 2018

Moscow patriarchate drags feet on meeting with the pope
February 12, 2018

More details about harassment of Jehovah's Witnesses
February 10, 2018

Muslim leaders raise alarm about public danger
February 9, 2018

Another raid on Jehovah's Witnesses' homes
February 9, 2018

Identity of subjects of criminal case confirmed
February 9, 2018

Another lawsuit for seizing Jehovah's Witnesses' property
February 8, 2018

Evangelicals prosecuted for exorcism of demons
February 7, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses try to shield property against confiscation
February 6, 2018

Baptist dissidents active in south of Russia
February 5, 2018

Breakaway Ukrainian region outlaws informal religious activity
February 5, 2018

City authorities in Siberia oppose Mormon congregation
February 2, 2018

Unidentified religious group rounded up by police; Are they Jehovah's Witnesses?
February 1, 2018

Moscow patriarch marks ninth year of his tenure
February 1, 2018

European court questions Russian discrimination in anti-evangelism law
January 31, 2018

Two unidentified men found guilty of illegal evangelism in Samara oblast
January 30, 2018

Violence besets religious situation in Ukraine
January 29, 2018

American citizen serving as rabbi in Russia kicked out of country
January 29, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses try to retain building by donating it to Spanish fellow believers
January 25, 2018

Russian government service fumbles attempt to punish news agency
January 25, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses dispute case against their Bible

January 24, 2018

Russian presidential candidate may pray with American lawmakers
January 24, 2018

Orthodox Church faces a tax question
January 23, 2018

Pentecostal found in violation of Yarovaya Law
January 23, 2018

Russian Old Believers adjust to contemporary conditions
January 23, 2018

Unregistered Baptists caught in violation of Yarovaya Package
January 23, 2018

Long article: New attack on evangelicals in historical context
January 19, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses again frustrated in court
January 19, 2018

Baptism madness seizes Russians on Epiphany
January 19, 2018

More difficulties for protestants in use of meeting places
January 17, 2018

Court calls off tormentors of Pentecostal church in Naberezhnye Chelny
January 16, 2018

Bureaucrats make silly enforcement of Yarovaya Law on protestant church
January 15, 2018

Putin hits raw nerve over Lenin's corpse
January 15, 2018

Prosecutor intrudes in Orthodox conflict in Ukraine
January 13, 2018

Government officials intervene in Ukrainian conflict
January 12, 2018

Ukrainian funeral controversy stirs further conflict
January 11, 2018

Ukrainian nationalists commit violence against Moscow-oriented church
January 10, 2018

Putin attends Christmas service in church of his father's baptism
January 7, 2018

Tragic accident leads to confrontation among Ukrainian churches
January 6, 2018


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