All articles tagged "religion"

Poll shows most Russians will ignore lent Poll shows most Russians will ignore lent

6 Mar, 03:47 PM 10 comments

Although many Russians would claim they are Orthodox Christian, an overwhelming majority of a recent poll's respondents said they would not change their culinary habits to observe Lent.

Tags: food, religion, poll

Students take professor to court for atheist propaganda Students take professor to court for atheist propaganda

14 Mar, 12:00 PM 12 comments

A philosophy professor has been charged with violating human rights after warning that all students wanting to do well in their philosophy exam must first become atheists. If found guilty, he may face up to five years in jail

Tags: religion, weird

Chief Rabbi says Russian Jews fear the future Chief Rabbi says Russian Jews fear the future

16 Mar, 09:25 PM 9 comments

Russian Jews fear for the future of their community in the wake of the deportation of two rabbis, Russia’s chief rabbi says.

Tags: religion, nationalism, human rights

Russian region bans scientology works Russian region bans scientology works

18 Mar, 04:31 PM 37 comments

Books on scientology have been confiscated from public libraries of the Udmurtia Republic in European Russia, on suspicion that they might be inciting religious hatred or hostility.

Tags: religion, weird

Jehova’s Witness mother rejects blood transfusion and lets baby die Jehova’s Witness mother rejects blood transfusion and lets baby die

19 Mar, 12:59 PM 30 comments

A newborn baby died at a Russian hospital after his mother, a Jehova’s Witnesses adherent, rejected blood transfusion that he needed.

Tags: religion, children

Insane 'avenger' arsonist sets fire to 6 apartments Insane 'avenger' arsonist sets fire to 6 apartments

24 Mar, 01:28 PM 18 comments

The woman who set apartments of 'sinful people' on fire, killing three people, has been found mentally incompetent and put into an asylum.

Tags: crime, weird, religion, fires, alcohol

Russia holds first Top Shaman elections Russia holds first Top Shaman elections

10 Apr, 03:20 PM 41 comments

Russia will stage the first ever ‘Top Shaman’ elections this year, with 188 candidates currently listed from all over the country.

Tags: religion, weird

Muslim father orders daughter killed over short skirt Muslim father orders daughter killed over short skirt

13 Apr, 01:29 PM 51 comments

A Muslim resident of Russia’s St. Petersburg has hired killers to rid him of a daughter who disrespected Islamic laws by wearing short skirts.

Tags: religion, weird, crime, women, fashion

Man on trial for bribing newspaper into slandering Russian Orthodox Church Man on trial for bribing newspaper into slandering Russian Orthodox Church

15 Apr, 08:20 PM

Moscow police have detained a man who tried to bribe an opposition newspaper into publishing articles critical of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Tags: religion, church, Russian Orthodox Church, mass media

Russian Orthodox believers to take Holy Fire to North Pole Russian Orthodox believers to take Holy Fire to North Pole

17 Apr, 04:22 PM 11 comments

This Orthodox Easter, the Holy Fire from Jerusalem is, for the first time in history, going to be delivered all the way to the North Pole.

Tags: religion

Millions of Russia's Orthodox believers show up for Easter services Millions of Russia's Orthodox believers show up for Easter services

19 Apr, 12:48 PM 19 comments

Over 4,5 mln Russians took part in Easter services around the country last night

Tags: religion, easter

Russian prison officials burn Koran to intimidate Muslim inmates - NGO Russian prison officials burn Koran to intimidate Muslim inmates - NGO

21 Apr, 12:35 PM 9 comments

Officials at a Russian prison have been burning copies of the Koran as part of abuse against Muslim prisoners, a rights protection group has said.

Tags: religion, human rights, Muslims

Russian church wants Christianophobia on international rights agenda Russian church wants Christianophobia on international rights agenda

21 Apr, 01:59 PM 19 comments

The Russian Orthodox Church has addressed the global anti-racism United Nations conference, asking it to ratify the legal notion of Christianophobia along with anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

Tags: religion, human rights

Russian shamans split over top shaman elections Russian shamans split over top shaman elections

29 Apr, 01:14 PM 14 comments

The priests of a shamanist region have spoken out against staging elections to select a top Russian shaman, claiming that any organized hierarchy is contrary to the nature of shamanism.

Tags: religion, weird

Egyptian police detain 198 Muslim students from Russia - report Egyptian police detain 198 Muslim students from Russia - report

29 May, 01:47 PM 22 comments

Egyptian special services have arrested 198 students of Islam from Russia with families and children in Cairo, a website has reported citing a Russian student of the Al-Azhar University.

Tags: nationalism, religion, Egypt

Russian Muslims issue fatwa forbidding marriages with Christians and Jews Russian Muslims issue fatwa forbidding marriages with Christians and Jews

2 Jun, 05:25 PM 30 comments

Muslim scholars from the Russian internal republic of Dagestan have found present-day Christian and Jewish women radically different from “the people of the Book” and strongly advised Muslim men against marrying them.

Tags: Dagestan, Muslim, religion, mixed marriages

Russian church sells miracle stickers Russian church sells miracle stickers

23 Jun, 04:32 PM 104 comments

The Russian Orthodox Church has started to sell stickers that, when put on a mobile phone, will miraculously protect the user from hazardous electromagnetic radiation.

Tags: religion, weird

Russian Church claims miracle made Georgians flee in last year's war in South Ossetia Russian Church claims miracle made Georgians flee in last year's war in South Ossetia

1 Jul, 03:57 PM 25 comments

According to a high-ranking Russian Orthodox Church official, it was the hand of God that won last year's brief war between Russia and Georgia, for the independence of South Ossetia.

Tags: religion, Georgia, South Ossetia

Russia wants closer Vatican ties, Medvedev says Russia wants closer Vatican ties, Medvedev says

6 Jul, 10:13 PM 11 comments

According to the Russian President, Moscow needs and will pursue better ties with the Vatican.

Tags: religion, Dmitry Medvedev

Lightning kills Ukrainian politician who tried to revive pagan cult Lightning kills Ukrainian politician who tried to revive pagan cult

6 Jul, 04:38 PM 40 comments

A Ukrainian politician who had been excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church for his attempts to revive an ancient pagan cult was killed by lightning on Saturday while on a fishing trip.

Tags: Ukraine, religion, nationalism



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