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ENGLISH VERSION: Jousting with Jehovah: Russia bans American church. U.S.-based religious organization, which has about 8 million followers worldwide. On April 20, it was labelled an extremist organization by Russia,s Ministry of Justice

Russian authorities never had warm feelings towards Jehovah’s Witnesses. A different interpretation of numerous Scripture passages is one of the things setting them apart from the Russian Orthodox Church. At best, during the past century Jehovah’s Witnesses were...
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Опубликовано: 24.04.2017

ENGLISH VERSION: Kazachstan: new controls on religious travel and literature. "Anti-terrorism" legal amendments signed in December 2016 introduce new controls over religious travel abroad

New restrictions on foreign religious travel and more explicit provisions banning and punishing the production or distribution of literature about religion in Kazakhstan without undergoing the compulsory state censorship come into force in early January, Forum 18 notes....
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Опубликовано: 05.01.2017

ENGLISH VERSION: Crimea. A chapter from Report "International Religious Freedom Report for 2015" by Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the Department of State of the US

In February 2014, Russia began its military intervention in Ukraine when its forces occupied Crimea. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262, adopted on March 27, 2014, and entitled “Territorial Integrity of Ukraine,” states the Autonomous Republic of Crimea...
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Опубликовано: 05.09.2016

ENGLISH VERSION: Ukraine. A chapter from Report "International Religious Freedom Report for 2015" by Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the Department of State of the US

In February 2014, Russia began its military intervention in Ukraine when its forces occupied Crimea. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262, adopted on March 27, 2014, and entitled “Territorial Integrity of Ukraine,” states the Autonomous Republic of Crimea...
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Опубликовано: 30.08.2016

ENGLISH VERSION: Archbishop Andrei, administrator of ROAC parishes abroad, admitted the congregations in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina under his omophorion, and also paid visits to Greece, Romania and Georgia

Congregations of St. George Church in the town of ?a?ak (Serbia) and Dormition Home Church in the village of Bukovica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) were admitted to the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church (ROAC) by Andrei (Maklakov), Archbishop of Pavlovskoye...
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Опубликовано: 16.08.2016

ENGLISH VERSION: The "holy" and the "anti-religious". Persecution of the faithful in present-day Russia: ideological motives, methods and principles of victim selection. Report of Alexander Soldatov read by him at MHG conference

Moscow Helsinki Group has traditionally been focusing on the defense of the rights of the faithful subjected to persecution in both the Soviet Union and the present-day Russia. The current situation is aggravated by the fact that the...
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Опубликовано: 25.05.2016

ENGLISH VERSION: Conflict between two Churches will be shown in Strasbourg. Appeal against the ban on “Bailiff Piety”, the documentary film about the confiscation of the relics of Suzdal Saints from ROAC, lodged with ECHR

The dispute between the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church (ROAC) over the right to own the relics of the Saints Euphymios and Euphrosynia of Suzdal that ended in 2012 after the confiscation of...
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Опубликовано: 23.05.2016

ENGLISH VERSION: Materials of Archbishop Andrei (Maklakov), administrator of ROAC parishes abroad, entered in the RF Federal List of Extremist Materials. Item 3209 of the List, made on 25 December 2015 (with comment)

The text is reprinted from the List without any corrections Materials: “Document: Reply to John Robles. Andrei (Maklakov), Bishop of Pavlovskoye and, denies the rumors about the US financing of the late First Hierarch of ROAC spread by...
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Опубликовано: 28.12.2015