For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom

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Russia’s ongoing crackdown on religious minorities, foreign missionaries, and evangelists has earned it a spot among the worst countries in the world for religious freedom.

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Russia Arrested Ukrainian Religious Leader While Preaching at a St. Petersburg Messianic Congregation

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Russia has brought an administrative case against a religious leader under the country’s controversial new package of anti-terrorist laws.

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Russian Believers May Need to Disobey New Law

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Christians in Russia are grappling with a new law that effectively makes it illegal for them to share their faith, preach or pray outside of officially designated sites.

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Christians in Russia Refuse to Stop Sharing the Gospel Despite Putin's Ban on Evangelism

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The Slavic Centre for Law and Justice, an affiliate of the American Center for Law and Justice, said a new manner of carrying out missionary work in Russia will have to be established.

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Uzbekistan: Christian meeting raided by police

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A dozen Christians who had met last month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, were detained after plain-clothed policemen broke up their gathering and confiscated their Christian literature.

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Kazakhstan: Children's Christian Camp Raided

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Kazakh authorities recently raided a church-run children's camp after claiming the children were being taught religion illegally and without their parents' permission.

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Christian-run Rehab Fined, Shut for 3 Months

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A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center run by Christians in the village of Sychevka in north-eastern Kazakhstan has been fined and closed down for three months after a court order last month, according to Barnabas Aid.

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Two Christians Fined by Kazakhan courts

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In separate incidents, two Kazakh Christians have been issued large fines for practicing their religion without the state's permission, according to Barnabas Aid.

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Kazakhstan: Two imprisoned for Christian Literature

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Two men were sentenced last month after Kazakhstani authorities confiscated the Christian books they were handing out near a market in Shchuchinsk, according to Barnabas Aid.

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Uzbek Police Raid Christians' Homes

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A Christian in Uzbekistan has been fined and threatened with further punishment after religious literature was seized from his home during a raid by Uzbek police in August, according to Barnabas Aid.

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