Category - Russia

  • 6 Sep 2010

    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.

  • 17 Aug 2010

    In the heat and drought that has gripped Russia for two months, an Orthodox archbishop has condemned retailers for profiteering from extreme conditions.

  • 6 Aug 2010

    This week, someone you wouldn’t have expected to say this, said this: “What’s happening with the planet’s climate right now needs to be a wake-up call to all of us, meaning all heads of state, all heads of social organisations, in order to take a more energetic approach to countering the global changes to the climate.”

  • 21 Jul 2010

    The British evangelical Christian development agency Tearfund says that criminalising drug addiction in Russia is fuelling the spread of HIV.

  • 14 Jul 2010

    One year after the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to stop the harassment and intimidation of her colleagues.

  • 28 May 2010

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos and Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox Church, seeking to overcome decades of tension, have met Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

  • 17 Dec 2009

    Human rights organisations in Russia have joined forces to honour Memorial, an international civil rights society which operates in a number of post-Soviet states, as they received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in the European Parliament

  • 9 Dec 2009

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has issued a decree in Moscow on the establishment of full diplomatic relations with the Holy See following a meeting at the Vatican with Pope Benedict XVI. Since 1990 there have been partial relations.

  • 8 Dec 2009

    The Russian authorities must stop persecuting human rights activists and instead channel their efforts into investigating those responsible for their murders, Amnesty International says ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December.

  • 21 Sep 2009

    The leader of Orthodox Christians in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia, has declared that his diocese is breaking with the Patriarchate of Georgia in defiance of the Moscow Patriarchate.