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Buddhism in Russia: Historical Perspective
Buddhas teaching emerged in the middle of the first millennium BC in India. Though from far away geographically, for many centuries Buddhism has been organically manifesting itself in Russian lands as well.


Charlie Hebdo aricatures Banned in Russian Mass Media
Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications takes preventive measures for federal and regional Russian mass media.
Large Synagogue Reconstructed in Voronezh
One of Russias largest synagogues with the area of 600 sq m has been opened in Voronezh.
Museum on History of Christianity in Siberia Opened in Tobolsk
Museum on History of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Siberia has been opened in Tobolsk, the Tyumen Region.
International Muslim Film Festival to be Held in Kazan
The 9th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival will be held in the capital of Tatarstan from September 5 to 11.
Russians Don't Believe in Politicians' Religious Feelings
63% of Russians don't believe in politicians genuine religious feelings while participating in traditional Orthodox services.
Russia Bans Scientology Books
A Moscow regional court upheld a lower courts decision to ban books on Scientology, considering them as an extremist literature.
Russians to Celebrate Epiphany
Russian Orthodox believers will celebrate Epiphany January 19, 2012. People will be able to take a dip in the font with an ice-cold water, that will be placed in the centre of Moscow for the first time.
Russians Spend 15 Hours in Queue to Christian Shrine
More than 16,000 pilgrims from different parts of Russia and other countries line up these days around the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow to worship one of the most revered Christian shrines, the Mother of Gods Belt.
Cincture of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Arrive in Moscow
The sacred relic will appear in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on November 19. It has already been in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don and other cities, where thousands of believers came to worship the holy object.
Muslim Holidays Can Be Days Off in Russia
The Russia's State Duma proposed changes to the Russian Labour Code which will allow regions to introduce their own public holidays.

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