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Moscow's Muslims Mark Eid al-Fitr
In Moscow, hundreds gathered at the Russian capital’s largest mosque.
In Photos: War Symbols Mark Russia's Easter Celebrations
Orthodox believers across Russia marked Easter Sunday amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine.
At a Young Russian Soldier’s Funeral, Denunciations of ‘Ukrainian Nazis,’ Soviet Dissolution
The Moscow Times attended the funeral of one of the of servicemen to have died in Russia’s “special military operation.”
Amsterdam's Orthodox Clergy Split From Moscow Patriarch
The church clergy said that they would no longer mention the name of the Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, in their liturgy because...
east vs west
Russian Church Leader Appears to Blame Gay Pride Parades for Ukraine War
“In Donbas there is ... a fundamental rejection of the so-called values that are offered today by those who claim world power,” Patriarch Kirill said...
priest in exile
Pro-Navalny Orthodox Priest Flees Russia, Citing Safety Concerns
Georgi Sukhoboky had been dismissed from his job as his diocese's after praising Navalny on social media.
reaching across divides
Putin Tells Pope They Can Jointly ‘Protect Christians'
The pope earlier this month said he was ready to travel to Moscow to visit Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russia's Orthodox Church.
'history returns home'
Russia to Return Pre-War Jewish Archives to Greece
The archives, which Nazi forces plundered in 1942, had been transferred to Moscow after the Red Army took Berlin.
from the altar to a prison cell
Rogue Russian Monk Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison
Father Sergiy he rose to fame after publicly denying the existence of Covid and calling on Russians to resist virus restrictions.
Russia Acquits First Jehovah’s Witness After Top Court Bans Prosecuting Prayers
The Supreme Court recently ruled that joint prayers among members of banned religious groups “do not contain elements of extremism.”
Russian Police Probe Cheeky Church Photo
Authorities have recently launched several cases over sexually suggestive content on social media near places of worship.
U.S. Adds Russia to Religious Freedom Blacklist
A report by U.S. diplomats accused Russia of misusing extremism law "to restrict the peaceful activities of religious minorities."
A Flurry of Prosecutions for Racy Photos Reflects Russia’s Intensifying Embrace of ‘Traditional Values’
Several cases have been launched in recent weeks for posting provocative content near Russia's most famous religious landmarks.
Russia Sentences Blogging Couple to Prison for X-Rated Cathedral Photo Op
The pair are the first people to receive real prison time under Russia's law that criminalizes “insulting religious feelings.”
Russia Sentences Jehovah's Witnesses to Lengthy Prison Terms
The latest verdicts are tied for the longest jail sentence handed to a Jehovah’s Witness.
on the blacklist
Russia Bans Church of Scientology With ‘Undesirable’ Tag
The Prosecutor General’s Office said the religion “poses a threat to the security of the Russian Federation.”
Jesus Was the First Communist, Russian Party Leader Says
Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov's comments are a far cry from the state atheism of the Soviet Union.
church and state
Putin Joins Sechin for Russian Monastery Excursion
Putin and Sechin can be seen touring the monastery’s main cathedral, which recently underwent a Rosneft-financed restoration.
Vaccinate or Repent Forever, Russian Orthodox Church Warns
An independent poll released Monday said 54% of Russians are still unwilling to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Russian Football Team Needs ‘Spiritual Training,’ Orthodox Bishop Says
The national team failed to make it to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals because its players are “spiritually weak,” a Church bishop said.
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