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The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has condemned the US decision to site interceptor missiles at the Deveselu air base in Romania.
The Russian and Greek Orthodox churches are strongly objecting to plans in both countries to introduce electronic national identity cards.
A Jehovah's Witness on trial in Siberia has been found innocent of charges of "inciting religious hatred and enmity," in a key religious freedom case.
In their first full meeting, Pope Benedict XVI and President Dmitry Medvedev have expressed their desire to strengthen bilateral relations.
The Russian Orthodox Church has ruled that hierarchs (church leaders) and clergy are able to run for political office in exceptional cases.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has welcomed the vote in the Russian State Duma to approve the START nuclear arms reduction treaty.
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I has denounced a terrorist attack at Moscow’s busiest airport as "the horrifying scowl of sin, and a barbaric distortion of human nature."
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of three Russian opposition activists detained in Moscow.
Russia's prisons, struggling with a growing crime rate, overcrowding and shortfalls in funding, are turning to religion to bring moral guidance to inmates.
A fresco of Christ on the Kremlin Wall in Moscow rediscovered after being plastered over after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution has been presented to the Russian Orthodox Church.