US Religious Freedom Report Provokes Backlash from Chinese Public

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Sputniknews - 27/8/17 If you want to take a look at a snapshot of what young Chinese people think about religion, just browse through the comments they made on the recent US International Religious Freedom Report. What you find might be startling. The US International Religious Freedom report for 2016, released by the US State Department on August 15, criticized ...

PUTIN SAYS FATHER OF PATRIARCH KIRILL BAPTIZED HIM IN 1952

Social Media News Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in the Saida Medvedeva film “Patriarch” on the “Russia 1” channel that Patriarch Kirill’s father baptized him in Leningrad in 1952. The Russian leader spoke about how at the end of 1952 his fatther, a member of the Communist Party, had him secretly baptized in Transfiguration Cathedral. According ...

Russian atheists launch group to fight for equal rights with believers

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, center, during a religious procession along the historic Peter Road from the Moscow Kremlin to the High Monastery of Saint Peter. © Sergey Pyatakov

www.rt.com - May 2016 The Atheists of Russia movement has held its founding convention in Moscow, setting its primary goal as resistance to the growing influence of religion and appointing an activist from a vocal leftist party as its leader. According to Interfax about 300 people from 50 regions across Russia took part in the founding convention. ...

Orthodox faith was the decisive factor for the Victory – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes

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Interfax-religion Moscow, May 8, Interfax - Orthodox faith played the main role for the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes. “Despite the fact that state atheism was officially established in the Soviet Union, it was Orthodox faith and moral principles connected with it ...

Chinese Christians Protesting Against Removal of Church Cross

September 2014 MOSCOW, September 16 (RIA Novosti) - Christians in eastern China have come out to protect the symbol of their faith on the top of the Christian church in Pingyang County in Wenzhou in a standoff with the local authorities planning to forcibly remove the cross, CNN reported Tuesday. “If I have to, I am going ...

I had a dream: A Stepanakert native looks back at Karabakh’s recent past

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Naira Hayrumyan ArmeniaNow correspondent - 9/3/13 As a school girl I dreamed about my city one day becoming a really big capital to host presidents of foreign states, as well as ordinary tourists from abroad window shopping large local stores and dining at fancy local restaurants. But life in the small provincial town of Soviet-era Stepanakert proceeded at ...