Religion in Russia
Russian TV debates whether Zelensky is the "Antichrist" or a "small demon"
"He is just a small demon....he serves the Antichrist, he is building stone after stone," Russian political scientist Alexander Kamkin said of Zelensky.
Memes Mocking Religion Have Student Facing Jail Time
Daniil Markin reposted an image comparing the return of "Game of Thrones" character John Snow to Jesus Christ, and now he faces the possibility of five years in jail.
Putin Compares Lenin and Communism to Christianity
Communism, like Christianity, preaches "freedom, brotherhood, equality," he said.
Missing Christmas Already? In Russia, It's Yet to Come
A handful of national churches in Europe and elsewhere in the world are only getting ready to celebrate Christmas now.
After Jehovah's Witnesses, Russia Takes on Scientology
Russia's most famous civil liberties activist has appealed to the president to intervene after the arrest of five Scientologists.
Why Is Russia so afraid of Jehovah's Witnesses?
The Russian Supreme Court has declared Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist group. Their gatherings and preaching are now criminal offenses.
Jehovah's Witnesses Ban is Backed by Russians
Jehovah's Witnesses were effectively banned by Russia's Supreme Court in April.
Russia Suspends Jehovah's Witnesses for 'Extremism'
In April, Russia's Supreme Court will consider a request to ban the group.
Russia Sues 'Extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses
The Russian justice ministry has officially moved to label Jehovah's Witnesses an "extremist organization" following years of government suspicion toward the group.
Top Moscow Rabbi Weighs in on Anti-Semitism Row
The rabbi said he was disappointed that lawmakers had not distanced themselves from a controversial statement.
Why Russia Has Not Condemned Trump's Immigration Ban
It's very important for Russia to maintain good relations with its large Muslim population, and its closest allies, like Muslim-majority Kazakhstan.
Russian Church Ponders If Humans Lived With Dinosaurs
Tatarstan's archdiocese is republishing a series of articles on dinosaurs and dragons.
Russia's Head of Church Calls for a 'Ban' on Abortion
Patriarch Kirill signed a pro-life petition, also calling for the end of "abortive" contraceptives.
Russian Orthodox Archpriest Opposes Ban on FGM
The church's former spokesman backed a cleric, supporting FGM but with some conditions.
Russia's Church Against Giant Jesus in Petersburg
While authorities look for an eligible spot, Church officials join opposition.
Putin Salutes Russian Jews Over Soviet 'Liberation'
Russia's Jewish community marks a new holiday for the third time in 2016.
Putin Declares Russia an 'Ally' to Islamic World
Putin was speaking at a discussion event on the topic of Islam and Russia.
Russians Are Becoming More Religious: State Poll
The survey comes as Russia and the Eastern Orthodox world marks Easter on Sunday.
Russian Church Produces Anti-NATO Harry Potter Cartoon
The cartoon shows occult forces, inspired by Nazism, threatening Russia
Dagestan Leader Apologizes for Desecration of Buddha
A local martial artist sparked outrage after documenting desecration of a holy monument.