Top Russian lawmaker offers to check laws for compliance with Russian national values
Aug12

Top Russian lawmaker offers to check laws for compliance with Russian national values

The laws adopted by the Russian parliament should be checked for compliance with Russian historical and national values, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told “Parliamentary Newspaper” in an interview published today. The necessity of such analysis emerged because “attempts do not cease to force legal systems and approaches on our country that hide different values which are sometimes foreign to...

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Russia: New Religious Laws Not Expected To Hurt Catholic Church
Jul22

Russia: New Religious Laws Not Expected To Hurt Catholic Church

Despite protests from religious leaders and human rights groups, Russian president Vladimir Putin approved a new set of laws that would restrict evangelization and missionary activity to officially registered Church buildings and worship areas. The laws fall under the umbrella of new anti-terrorism legislation, and prohibit sharing faith in private homes, online, or anywhere but recognized church buildings. A missionary Catholic...

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