RUSSIA INTRODUCES RESTRICTIONS ON ADOPTION OF CHILDREN TO COUNTRIES WITH SAME-SEX “MARRIAGES”

February 2014 The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree introducing a ban on adoption of children from Russia by same-sex couples from other countries, reports Interfax. According to the document, "adults of both sexes, with the exception of individuals who are married to individuals of the same sex whose civil unions are recognized as ...

Orthodox Church Forms New Caucasus Eparchy

28/12/12 The Orthodox Church has formed a new entity covering  the predominantly Muslim North Caucasus regions of Chechnya,  Ingushetia and Dagestan. The Makhachkala Eparchy was set up by the Holy Synod,  the church's supreme governing body, church spokesman Vladimir Legoida said  late Wednesday, after the two-day session ended, Interfax reported. The new eparchy, which will be cut out ...