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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American Bapist Minister Targeted Under New Anti-Evangelism Law in Russian

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An American man is among the first group of people to be targeted under new anti-evangelism laws in Russia.

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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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Russian Authorities Target Christian-Run Projects

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Christian organizations in Russia that teach secular education may face harassment from government officials, according to Barnabas Aid.

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Moscow Destroys Russian Pentecostal Church

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A congregation of evangelical Christians in Russia's capital Moscow were without a church building Tuesday, September 11, after workers with bulldozers and other equipment destroyed their Holy Trinity Pentecostal Church complex, protected by local police, witnesses said.

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Russian Mission Group Warns Of Crackdown On Evangelicals; Anti-Putin Protesters Gather

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As protesters demanding more freedom and fair elections prepared to demonstrate in freezing temperatures in Moscow Saturday, February 4, a major Russian mission group warned of more difficulties for evangelical Christians and other, religious, minorities in Russia and other former Soviet Union nations.

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Putin Blasts Terrorism Against Civilians

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ICEJ NEWS - 09/05/2001 On his three-day visit to Moscow, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, receiving some encouraging support in the battle against Palestinian terrorism, but with no apparent breakthrough in Israel's bid to halt Russian arms sales and nuclear transfers to Iran. Sharon's agenda has included attempts to enlist Russian help in a worldwide campaign to exert pressure on PLO chief Yasser Arafat to stop the intifada violence, to convince Putin to reduce nuclear supplies and know-how to Iran, and to interest Russian businessmen in Israeli opportunities. ... Read more

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