Category Archives: Russia

Understanding the Ideology behind the Soviet-style Crackdown on Religious Minorities

Spiritual Security in Putin’s Russia An Analysis by Julie Elkner   London/Moscow, 01.01.2005 (History and Policy) – Julie Elkner has earned her PhD in history at King’s College, Cambridge. Her dissertation research examined the cult of the secret police in Soviet … Continue reading

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“Sekte” kein existierender Rechtsbegriff, Kooperation mit Russisch-Orthodoxer Kirche trotz Laicité

FRANKREICH: FECRIS wird von der französischen Regierung finanziert, keine “NGO” Stellungnahme von CAP am OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warschau Übersetzung von FOREF Europa Paris/Warschau, 27.09.2016 (CAP) – Die Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers Pour la Liberté de Conscience … Continue reading

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Freedom of Conscience, Freedom of Expression under Attack. Religious Liberty expected to be severely restricted.

Russia: Counterterror Law tightened, Basic Freedoms threatened By IVAN NECHEPURENKO     Moscow/Russia, 24.06.2016 (NYT) – Russian lawmakers adopted on Friday a set of measures that proponents said were aimed at combating terrorism, but that human rights activists condemned as … Continue reading

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Gets Caught Plagiarizing: FECRIS Member and Member of Russian Ministry of Justice Expert Council on Religious Studies

____________________________ Is FECRIS faking it again? Russian FECRIS Member Kuzmin Gets Caught Plagiarizing By Vladimir Morozov ____________________________ MOSCOW, March 23, 2014 – An “academic” work recently examined for plagiarism was a Master dissertation by Mr Alexander Kuzmin, a FECRIS member and member … Continue reading

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Support International Human Rights, NOW!

 Support International Human Rights, NOW! Sign this Petition: Target: President Medvedev Sponsored by: THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy We, the undersigned, write to communicate our concerns regarding the escalating threats to religious freedom in Russia. We are … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: Setback for anti-missionary law

Ministry of Justice sacks people who conducted incompetent anti-missionary policy against non-Orthodox By Roman Lunkin (10.02.2010) / HRWF (17.02.2010) – Website: – Email: – The uproar evoked by a series of initiatives of the Ministry of Justice … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: International Protest against imprisonment of reknown human rights defender Zhovtis

Statement of the World Movement for Democracy Steering Committee regarding Developments in the Case against Yevgeniy Zhovtis The Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy calls on the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan to honor the appeal submitted on 27 … Continue reading

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