Bill cancelling mandatory health insurance coverage for abortions submitted to State Duma

Russia’s restrictive religion laws take their toll in Crimea

ADF Intl defends right to life of unborn before European Court

RUSSIA: Prosecutions for public evangelism and public meetings for worship

Over 60 churches hit by fighting in Ukraine, Russian Patriarch Kirill demands end of Christian persecution

In first-ever speech to Duma, Russian patriarch calls for total abortion ban

Russian Orthodox patriarch wants to cut ‘horrifyingly high’ abortion rates

Russia: Further fines for religious literature

    Forum 18 News Service: Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to be targeted by law enforcement operations aimed at combating “extremism”, Forum 18 News Service notes. Seizures of religious literature, mostly during raids or detentions, frequently result in prosecutions under Article 20.29 of the Administrative Code (mass distribution of extremist material). These are based on the possession of literature which has been ruled “extremist” by courts and thereby prohibited from distribution in the Russian Federation.

  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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Nearly a third of all pregnancies in Russia still ended by abortions

The world’s top church-destroying countries

China and Russia top governments responsible for damaging, vandalizing churches, mosques, says new study

Russian politician plans initiative to defend traditional marriage

    RT: “The head of the Russian Pensioners’ Party has come up with an initiative to change the Constitution and define marriage as only being between a man and a woman. Igor Zotov, who is also a Lower House MP on the ticket of the center-left Fair Russia Party has explained his move by his assertion that Russia’s traditional values were under threat from the latest modern tendencies.”

  • Posted: 04/03/2014
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“Biden links Russia’s anti-gay laws to incursion into Ukraine”

Ukrainian Catholics experiencing “total persecution” in Crimea

Russia: Singles from countries where same-sex “marriage” legal not allowed to adopt

“UN Chief denounces attacks on LGBT people”

UN panel: Russia should annul homosexual “propaganda” law

Olympic sponsor AT&T condemns Russia’s law banning “homosexual propaganda”

“President Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation”

Russia to set up pregnancy centers as it seeks to decrease abortion rates

Robert P. George: Congress can defend religious freedom abroad

Russian Patriarch wants Geneva 2 to focus on religious freedom

Putin: Law against homosexual “propaganda” doesn’t discriminate

“Italian official criticizes U.S. for sending gays to Sochi Olympics”

Russia slams European Union’s homosexual agenda

Russian court declares Jehovah’s Witness brochures extremist

American journalist kicked out of Russia in run-up to Olympic Games

Russia bans abortion advertisements

Russia bombings kill 31, raise concern on Olympics

“Human Rights Campaign Gives $100K To Russia LGBT Rights Movement”

Russian Appeals Court Says Qur’an Translation Is Not Extremist Publication

“Obama Selects Gay Athletes For Sochi Delegation”

Is Putin One of Us? | Pat Buchanan at CNSNews

    Pat Buchanan at CNSNews: Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of the nation address. With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered.”

  • Posted: 12/17/2013
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The European crusade against Christianity | Voice of Russia

Putin Defends Russian Conservative Values | AP

Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media

Russia: Alternatives to “extremism” charges to punish freedom of religion or belief

“LGBT Activist Fined for Breaking ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law”

Russian court upholds ‘gay propaganda’ law as constitutional

Putin Signs Law Banning Abortion Ads as It Decimates Russia’s Population

Russia: MP seeks to establish Orthodox Christianity as national Constitution basis

“Russian Newspaper May Face Gay-propaganda Case”

“State Dept. Criticizes Russians–Not Saudis–on Gay Rights”

China, Russia in running for top UN human rights body

U.S. Olympic athletes must promise to fight ‘discrimination’ based on ‘sexual orientation’

Russia: Muslims “fed up” with “not being allowed to read these texts”

Attackers set Russian Muslim prayer house on fire

Putin says foreign foes use radical Islam to weaken Russia

Muslim Russia?

U.S. Olympics Committee adopts sexual orientation discrimination policy

Russia will defend national identity, based on religious values – Putin

Religious expert on the offer to destroy churches in the Arabian Peninsula: Wahabis got cocky

Russia: Muslims rush to challenge Koran “extremism” ruling

Demographics and Divorce in Russia

“IOC ‘fully Satisfied’ Over Russia’s Anti-gay Law”

Russian Court In Controversial Decision Bans Salafist Translation of Qur’an

“Putin Says No Discrimination Of Gays In Russia”

Expert: 2% of Russia’s Population Aborted Every Year, Nation Falling Apart

‘Gay’ Plan To Disrupt Olympics Revealed

“Fifa urged to pressure Russia and Qatar over anti-gay legislation”

Obama backs UN effort on Syria as new resolution prepared

U.S. open to Russian chemical weapons proposal

Russia To Push Syria To Surrender Chemical Weapons

U.N. envoy, Russia say striking Syria would hurt chance for peace

“Athletics – IOC to consider action over Isinbayeva gay comments”

The Pope Writes To Vladimir Putin: G20 Countries Must Not Remain Inert Before The Drama In Syria

    Vatican Information Service: To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution. Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community. Moreover, all governments have the moral duty to do everything possible to ensure humanitarian assistance to those suffering because of the conflict, both within and beyond the country’s borders”.

  • Posted: 09/05/2013
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“Putin Offers Assurances On Gay Rights At Olympics” | AP

“Gay Rights Activists Plan To Meet Obama In Russia”

Human Rights Groups Support Russian Law

    C-FAM: A statement from civil society affirms the recently enacted Russian law, which imposes fines on individuals and groups that promote homosexuality among minors, as important steps towards fulfilling international obligations towards the family and minors. Organizations from around the world are “rushing” to offer their support according to Profesionales por la Etica, the Spain based organization coordinating the effort. In just one week 71 organizations have offered their support.

  • Posted: 08/29/2013
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Moscow Patriarchate: acting as “international executioners,” the US is sacrificing Muslims and Christians in Syria

Russians launch dedicated center to fight ‘atheist extremism’

“Barbara Boxer to Vladimir Putin: Repeal anti-gay laws”

Russian Minister: Homosexual relations like drug abuse, we want to protect our children