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ENGLISH VERSION: Ashgabat Relaxes Religion Rules

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan -- Pastor Pavel Fedotov was in church leading services when the bulldozers and wrecking balls showed up. Over the next week, they razed his house of worship as part of the authoritarian Turkmen government's crackdown on...
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Опубликовано: 02.08.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Bulgarian Church Tensions Hits the Roof

Bitter real estate struggle between branches of Orthodox Church forces hundreds of clergy to preach outdoors. By Albena Shkodrova in Sofia (BCR No 509, 30-Jul-04) A massive brass chandelier, a human-sized wooden cross, several icons printed on glossy...
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Опубликовано: 01.08.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Autocracy or Theocracy? By Lawrence A. Uzzell

Is Russia becoming a theocracy? The country's increasingly monolithic political structure seems to call for a monolithic ideology, and the strongest available candidate is Russian Orthodox Christianity. Today's Moscow Patriarchate uniquely combines deep roots in Russian history, instinctive...
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Опубликовано: 29.07.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Tears For Slain Editor

July 17, 2004 -- Family and friends of murdered Russian Forbes Editor Paul Klebnikov met for his funeral yesterday in Manhattan — saying dos vidanya to a son of the city who grew up to be "the pride...
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Опубликовано: 17.07.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: China behind attack: Falun Dafa

SHOOTING: The head of the Taiwanese branch of the organization said the Chinese government was extending its violent repression to foreign soil The Chinese government was behind an attack on nine Falun Gong practitioners in South Africa last...
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Опубликовано: 07.07.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Moscow bans Jehovah's Witnesses

MOSCOW — Reflecting increased pressure on religious minorities in a country dominated by the Russian Orthodox Church, a Moscow court Wednesday upheld a ban on activities by the Jehovah's Witnesses in the capital.The ruling by the Moscow City...
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Опубликовано: 17.06.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Moscow Times: Brother's Keeper

Fresh from his wins at a Russian Orthodox film festival, Serbian director Ninoslav Randjelovic talks with Alexander Osipovich about his one-man crusade against ethnic violence in Kosovo. The camera zooms in on a dark-haired little girl. As she...
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Опубликовано: 14.06.2004


A new intolerance is sweeping Russia as religious and political fundamentalists attack artists, musicians and writers whose works they view as subversive May 17 issue - It wasn't the first time critics took clubs to art they didn't...
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Опубликовано: 15.05.2004


Normally critical of the Catholic artistic tradition, Orthodox Christians have found much to admire in Mel Gibson's controversial new film. Leaving Moscow's Orthodox churches last Maundy Thursday after the morning service commemorating the Last Supper, one could overhear...
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Опубликовано: 17.04.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Religious Repression

Editor,I marvel at Lawrence Uzzell's misrepresentations of Jehovah's Witnesses in his otherwise sympathetic article regarding the Moscow court decision banning their activities.The Trinity is not a "core" Christian doctrine. It is not in the Bible, and many people...
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Опубликовано: 08.04.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Row over Krishna temple in Moscow

Plans to construct a Hare Krishna temple in Moscow have sparked off a controversy in Russia where the Orthodox Church dominates and many regard Krishna followers as dangerous sectarians.

Опубликовано: 01.04.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Moscow Times: Brother's Keeper

A major indicator of what St. Patrick's Day means to Moscow is the Klinskoye Redkoye beer commercial that has been airing on television recently. No faces are seen, just feet and legs clad in Irish costumes pounding out...
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Опубликовано: 20.03.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Mоscow Times. Scientology Ban

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Supreme Court in Bashkortostan has banned a Church of Scientology center that prosecutors labeled a "health hazard," Interfax reported. The ban in the majority-Muslim region was imposed after prosecutors filed suit claiming the organization...
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Опубликовано: 13.03.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: St. Petersburg Times. Art notes

Oleg Yanushevsky's "Cosmopolitan Icons", an exhibition juxtaposing a series of objects portraying political and mass culture idols as objects of worship, was supposed to run in St. Petersburg's S.P.A.S. gallery for several weeks until March 12th but ended...
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Опубликовано: 28.02.2004

ENGLISH VERSION: Interview with Jesuit Fr. Robert Taft

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, is scheduled to travel to Moscow Feb. 16-20, 2004 for a meeting with the Patriarch of Moscow, Alexy II. In anticipation of Kasper's trip, NCR Rome...
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Опубликовано: 09.02.2004