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News Russia Religion: Religion isn’t dead—it’s just taken on another life

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
Religion isn’t dead—it’s just taken on another life
News source: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/religion-isnt-dead-its-just-taken-on-another-life

Steve Bannon’s plans to found an academy in Italy for “the defence of the Judeo-Christian west and the tradition of western civilisation” (in which he includes Russia) seem to have stalled ... but so ...

News Russia Religion: Conor McGregor tests UFC nemesis Khabib’s patience by selling his whiskey in Russia

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Conor McGregor tests UFC nemesis Khabib’s patience by selling his whiskey in Russia
News source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/mma/10108270/conor-mcgregor-khabib-nurmagomedov-whiskey/

The Irishman made a risky move by launching his Proper No. Twelve Whiskey in Russia, Nurmagomedov's home country. He took to Twitter to promote the decision. The beef between the lightweight fighters ...

News Russia Religion: Émigré Russian Orthodox inch toward a return to Moscow Patriarchate

Published on: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Émigré Russian Orthodox inch toward a return to Moscow Patriarchate
News source: https://religionnews.com/2019/09/10/emigre-russian-orthodox-inch-toward-a-return-to-moscow-patriarchate/

“A lot of the Russian priests have called Metropolitan Emmanuel asking about being incardinated (in his archdiocese),” the priest, who asked not to be named, told Religion News Service.

News Russia Religion: In Russia, Airborne Priests Hope Holy Water Will Wash The Vodka Away

Published on: Friday 13 September 2019
In Russia, Airborne Priests Hope Holy Water Will Wash The Vodka Away
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesrodgerseurope/2019/09/14/in-russia-airborne-priests-hope-holy-water-will-wash-the-vodka-away/

During the period of Communist government, which lasted in Russia for most of the twentieth century, churchgoing was discouraged by the officially atheist state. At the height of the repression of ...

News Russia Religion: With Russia’s ban on missionary work, it’s up to members to keep Mormonism alive

Published on: Monday 09 September 2019
With Russia’s ban on missionary work, it’s up to members to keep Mormonism alive
News source: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/09/09/missionaries-have-been/

This is the second part in a three-day series examining how Western faiths, including the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are having to adapt to survive and grow in a nation where the government, with encouragement from the dominant Russian Orthodox Church, continues to put up barriers. Part 1 explores what Western faiths are up against in Russia. Part 3 explains why building a temple in Russia will be a tall order for Latter-day Saints.

News Russia Religion: Building a temple in Russia may be a heavy lift in a nation not eager to even see LDS chapels

Published on: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Building a temple in Russia may be a heavy lift in a nation not eager to even see LDS chapels
News source: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/09/10/building-temple-russia/

This is the third part in a three-part series examining how Western faiths, including the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are having to adapt to survive and grow in a nation where the government, with encouragement from the dominant Russian Orthodox Church, continues to put up barriers. Part 1 explains what Western faiths are up against in Russia. Part 2 explores the future of Mormonism in a land where missionary work is essentially barred.

News Russia Religion: These microscopic Russian groups number less than 500 each!

Published on: Wednesday 07 August 2019
These microscopic Russian groups number less than 500 each!
News source: https://www.rbth.com/travel/330784-smallest-russian-folks

Despite this, it borrows heavily from Russian custom - including the clothing - and to a much lesser extent from Estonian. Another factor here is religion: the Estonians are Lutherans, while the Setos ...

News Russia Religion: Russia Launches 4th and Final 'Blagovest' Military Communications Satellite

Published on: Monday 05 August 2019
Russia Launches 4th and Final 'Blagovest' Military Communications Satellite
News source: https://www.space.com/russia-launches-military-satellite-blagovest-14l.html

"Blagovest is a Russian religious term meaning 'good news,'" he added. Blagovest's planners may have initially envisioned the project, which was partially declassified in 2015, providing some ...

News Russia Religion: Putin congratulates the Muslims of Russia on the Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday

Published on: Sunday 11 August 2019
Putin congratulates the Muslims of Russia on the Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday
News source: https://menafn.com/1098871943/Putin-congratulates-the-Muslims-of-Russia-on-the-Eid-alAdha-Islamic-holiday

The Russian president highlighted the great contribution ... institutions and maintaining dialogue between ethnic groups and religions. ...

News Russia Religion: Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide

Published on: Friday 19 July 2019
Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide
News source: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/19/government-restrictions-on-religion-increasing-worldwide/

This was Pew’s 10th annual Report on Global Restrictions on Religion. It said 52 governments, including those in Russia and China, impose high levels of restrictions on religion, up from 40 ...

News Russia Religion: Beware Of Extremists -- And Women! Uzbeks Get Islamic Sermons At Airport Before Flying To Russia

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Beware Of Extremists -- And Women! Uzbeks Get Islamic Sermons At Airport Before Flying To Russia
News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/uzbeks-get-islamic-sermons-at-airport-before-flying-to-russia/30061372.html

Airport passengers in the eastern Uzbek city of Namangan who are flying to Russia are being force-fed Islamic sermons about loyalty, the dangers of religious extremism -- and Russian women. The main ...

News Russia Religion: Religion restrictions increase

Published on: Saturday 20 July 2019
Religion restrictions increase
News source: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/jul/20/religion-restrictions-increase/

NEW YORK — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe’s democracies, according to a re

News Russia Religion: Religious harassment worsening across world, Pew study shows

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Religious harassment worsening across world, Pew study shows
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/world-government-restrictions-religion-europe-report

Government restrictions on religion have increased in many places around the world, not only under authoritarian countries but also in democracies, most notably in Europe, according to a report released Monday.

News Russia Religion: Storied Russian Miniatures Dwindling in Face of Icon Revival

Published on: Thursday 18 July 2019
Storied Russian Miniatures Dwindling in Face of Icon Revival
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/world/europe/russia-icons-miniatures-art.html

PALEKH, Russia — Once upon a time, the small, picturesque Russian village of Palekh gained fame far and wide for producing religious icons. Then one day, a revolution came and its adherents, growling, ...

News Russia Religion: Russian seamen mourn submersible deaths

Published on: Wednesday 03 July 2019
Russian seamen mourn submersible deaths
News source: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20190704/AP/307049887

Navy sailors attend a religion service to commemorate the crew members that were killed on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea research submersibles at Kronshtadt Navy Cathedral outside St.Petersburg, ...

News Russia Religion: When Russia invaded Ukraine, the countries’ rabbis also went to war

Published on: Saturday 06 July 2019
When Russia invaded Ukraine, the countries’ rabbis also went to war
News source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/when-russia-invaded-ukraine-the-countries-rabbis-also-went-to-war/

the letter somewhat undercut the simple narrative that there was a clear demarcation between Ukrainian and Russian religious leaders, with each taking his own country’s side but could not obscure the ...

News Russia Religion: Russia's attack on democracy shows the value of Independence Day

Published on: Thursday 04 July 2019
Russia's attack on democracy shows the value of Independence Day
News source: https://thehill.com/opinion/international/451604-russias-attack-on-democracy-shows-the-value-of-independence-day

These regimes rule by combining repression of dissidents, immigrants and ethno-religious minorities ... Putin’s domestic ideology repackages that of Russia’s Nicholas I, a paranoid view ...

News Russia Religion: When the Russian police arrived, deported American knew his LDS mission ‘would never be the same’

Published on: Sunday 30 June 2019
When the Russian police arrived, deported American knew his LDS mission ‘would never be the same’
News source: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/06/30/when-russian-police/

Vilnius, Lithuania • The three-week detention of two Latter-day Saint volunteers-cum-missionaries in Russia earlier this year may not be ripe for a James Bond action thriller or even a real-life kidnapping saga like “The Saratov Approach,” but the prolonged ordeal was still a quiet drama for the pair and their church.