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• Russia's prospective church leader says opposed to reforms
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2008-234, Dec. 29, 2008.
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[Medvedev] Address to the Nation following the Death of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II
Kremlin transcript; JRL #2008-223, Dec. 10, 2008.

• 2 Names Top List To Lead Church
By Nabi Abdullaev, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2008-221, Dec. 8, 2008.
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Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia
Kennan Institute event summary; JRL #2008-211, Oct. 18, 2008.

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Church to speed up condemnation of the Soviet regime
From Interfax; JRL #2008-139, July 30, 2008.

• Ukrainian Orthodox Believers Accuse Authorities Of Discriminating Against Alexy II
From Interfax; JRL #2008-138, July 25, 2008.
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The Church's New Teaching
The Russian Orthodox Church Affirms Values of Freedom and Human Rights

By Andrei Zolotov Jr., from Russia Profile; JRL #2008-124, July 1, 2008.

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Religion in Russia and Russia With Love
From John Wilhelm; JRL #2008-113, June 12, 2008.

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The Russian Church urges human rights advocates to prefer ordinary citizens to PR actions
From Interfax; JRL #2008-106, May 30, 2008.

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Russian Orthodox Church encourages Russians to refuse from giving bribes
From Interfax; JRL #2008-100, May 22, 2008.

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Alexy II Will Go To Ukraine For Celebration Of 1020Th Anniversary Of Russia's Baptism
From Interfax; JRL #2008-76, April 15, 2008.

• Beginning of [Putin] Meeting with Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexii II
Kremlin transcript; JRL #2008-76, April 15, 2008.
• Stalin era should never return – Russian Orthodox Church
From Interfax; JRL #2008-49, March 5, 2008.
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Alexy II wishes Dmitry Medvedev success in shaping new Russia of the 3rd millennium
From Interfax; JRL #2008-48, March 4, 2008.

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Orthodox Church calls on the West not to view Russia as "aboriginal country"
From Interfax; JRL #2008-42, Feb. 27, 2008.

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Medvedev, Wife Visit Head Of Russian Orthodox Church
From Interfax; JRL #2008-40, Feb. 25, 2008.

• Russian Jews Outraged By 'Revision' Of WWII Outcomes
From Interfax; JRL #2008-35, Feb. 19, 2008.
• Pre-election situation in Russia shouldn’t be criticized emotionally, Metropolitan Kirill
From Interfax; JRL #2008-35, Feb. 19, 2008.
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Bumpy Ride in Drive To Reshape Society
By Alexander Osipovich, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2008-30, Feb. 12, 2008.

• Piety's Comeback as a Kremlin Virtue
By Alexander Osipovich, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2008-30, Feb. 12, 2008.
• Patriarch Alexy sends Christmas greetings
From Interfax; JRL #2007-262, Dec. 24, 200.
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Alexy II Congratulates Medvedev During Christmas Service
From Interfax; JRL #2008-6, Jan. 6, 2008.

• Putin congratulates Russians on Orthodox Christmas
From Interfax; JRL #2008-5, Jan. 5, 2008.
• Patriarch Alexy sends Christmas greetings
From Interfax; JRL #2007-262, Dec. 24, 2007.
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Russian Orthodox Exhibit in Washington DC: "THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE 20th CENTURY"
From Daniel P. Schmidt; JRL #2007-251, Dec. 6, 2007.

• The Kremlin and the Church: Historic Ties; How does religion influence civil society, and what role does it play in our system of government?
By Daria Chernyshova, from Russia Profile; JRL #2007-250, Dec. 7, 2007.
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Russian Church May Revise Relations With WCC If Liberal Trends Prevail - Spokesman
From Interfax; JRL #2007-242, Nov. 23, 2007.

• [Putin] Speech at a meeting with Russian Orthodox Clergy to mark the Ninetieth Anniversary of the Patriarchate's Restoration
Kremlin.Ru transcript; JRL #2007-240, Nov. 20, 2007.
• Senior Russian cleric urges parties to adhere to 'basic values'
From Interfax; JRL #2007-235, Nov. 13, 2007.
• In 50 Years Muslims May Become Majority In Russia - Expert
From Interfax; JRL #2007-181, Aug. 24, 2007.
• Tatars Say Metropolitan's 'Russky' Proposal 'Dangerous'
From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL #2007-181, Aug. 24, 2007.
• Russia Sends First Of 18 Monastery Bells To Harvard
From Interfax; JRL #2007-171, Aug. 9, 2007.
• Russian patriarch, Pope seek meeting - cardinal
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2007-171, Aug. 9, 2007.
• Russia: Reading, Writing...And Religion?
From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL #2007-166, Aug. 1, 2007.
• Orthodox Christianity and the State in Putin's Russia: Clericalization or Secularism?
Kennan Institute event summary; JRL #2007-165, July 31, 2007.
• Vatican Has No Plans To Convert Russia To Catholicism - Cardinal
From Interfax; JRL #2007-137, June 19, 2007.
• Metropolitan Kirill: Putin as deeply believing man has sincerely promoted reunification of Russian Church
From Interfax; JRL #2007-115, May 21, 2007.
• Russian Orthodox leaders honor victims of Stalinist repression
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2007-114, May 19, 2007.
• A Lesson of Unity: Re-unification of The Russian Orthodox Church A Historic Moment
By Andrei Zolotov, Jr., from Russia Profile; JRL 2007-112, May 17, 2007.
• Church Reunification Will Act As Model For All Religions - Federation Council
From Interfax; JRL 2007-112, May 17, 2007.
• Putin receives icon from Russian church head
From Interfax; JRL 2007-112, May 17, 2007.
• Re-unification Of Russian Church Mends Split Caused By Civil War - Patriarch
From Interfax; JRL 2007-110, May 15, 2007.
• Russian Orthodox Church, Vatican set to mend relations
By Pyotr Romanov, from Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL 2007-84, April 16, 2007.
• Moscow Patriarchate denies possibility of speedy meeting with Pope
From Interfax; JRL 2007-63, March 15, 2007.
• Russia will assist in dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church, Catholic Church - Putin
From Interfax; JRL 2007-63, March 15, 2007.
• Russia: Why Putin Is Going To The Vatican
By Victor Yasmann, from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL 2007-62, March 14, 2007.
• The Holy See prepares to meet Russian president
From Interfax; JRL 2007-50, March 1, 2007.
• Russian Orthodox patriarch blasts teaching Darwin in schools
From Russian (governmental) Information Agency Novosti; JRL 2007-21, Jan. 29, 2007.
• Reported Drop in Number of Atheists in Russia
From Interfax; JRL 2006-252, Nov. 9, 2006.
• Chief Muslim cleric warns Russia will fall apart without interethnic accord
From Russian Information Agency Novosti; JRL 2006-237, Oct. 24, 2006.
• Lesson in Nativity Cards and the Constitution
By Anastasiya Lebedev, from The Moscow Times; JRL 2006-214, Sept. 25, 2006.
• Russian Church urges USA to assess religious situation in Russia proceeding from objective picture, not from their own ideological cliches
From Interfax; JRL 2006-214, Sept. 25, 2006.
• Tolerance Should Top the Agenda
Moscow Times editorial; JRL 2006-214, Sept. 25, 2006.
• History of Russian Jews issued in Russia
By Olga Lipich, from Russian Information Agency Novosti; JRL 2006-32, Feb. 2, 2006.
• Russia: Orthodox And Catholics -- Heading Towards Reconciliation?
By Claire Bigg, from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL #9326, Dec. 23, 2005.
• Over 50% Of Russians Believe In God - Poll
From Interfax; JRL #9283, Nov. 1, 2005.
• Orthodox Church Views Catholics As Minority Oriented Towards West
From Interfax; JRL #9281, Oct. 28, 2005.
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Truly Orthodox
From Nicolai Petro, his letter to the editors of The National Review; JRL #9135, April 30, 2005.

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PATRIARCH CONGRATULATES BELIEVERS ON UPCOMING EASTER
By Olga Lipich, from Russian Information Agency Novosti; JRL #9135, April 30, 2005.

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Gorbachev Remembers Pope John Paul II: RFE/RL correspondent Irina Lagunina speaks with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev about the legacy of Pope John Paul II.
From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL #9116, April 11, 2005.

• POPE'S DEATH AND CATHOLICISM'S PROSPECTS IN RUSSIA
By Pyotr Romanov, from Russian Information Agency Novosti; JRL #9110, April 5, 2005.
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Re: 9117-Churches[, Catholics & Orthodox]
From: John Varoli; JRL #9118, April 12, 2005.

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Rethinking Islam: Ravil Bukharayev has some unconventional thoughts on the Muslim faith -- and what needs to be done to reinvigorate it.
By Alexander Osipovich, from "Context" by The Moscow Times; JRL #9080, March 7, 2005.

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RUSSIA: Religious freedom survey, February 2005
By Geraldine Fagan, from Forum 18 News Services; JRL #9061, Feb. 15, 2005.

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Alexy II asks authorities to make changes painless for people
From Interfax; JRL #9014, Jan. 13, 2005.

•     RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS: AN OUTDATED POLITICAL ANOMALY
From Stephen Dalziel; JRL #9008, Jan. 8, 2005.