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Bhagavad Gita ban: India takes up issue with Russia

India has strongly taken up the demand for banning Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, which a group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church has described as 'extremist', with the Russian authorities,......

Top Russian priest dies,Prez cuts short India trip

Alexy-II, the head of the Orthodox Church and Russian Patriarch who was instrumental in the post-Soviet spiritual revival of the country, died in Moscow on Friday. The Moscow and All-Russia......

Hindus condemn Russian Archbishop's comments

Several Hindu organisations worldwide have protested the reported comments of the Archbishop of Russian Orthodox Church against Lord Krishna and his opposition to the consturction of a temple in......

Row over Krishna temple in Moscow

Plans to construct a Hare Krishna temple in Moscow have sparked off a controversy in Russia where the Orthodox Church dominates and many regard Krishna followers as dangerous sectarians. For Vadim......

Rewind: PHOTOS of the week gone by

Here’s a collection of images of the past week. A flood victim talks with relatives as he sits on a boat while being evacuated with his family from his flooded house, following heavy rain in......

First Look: Madonna storms Moscow

Madonna makes headlines. She always does.The superstar's debut concert in Russia on Tuesday had several critics,most protesters from the Orthodox Christian Church, condemning her misuse of......

Pussy Riot criticise Sochi Winter Games in new video

Members of the all-women protest group Pussy Riot released a new music video on Thursday criticising Russia's staging of the Winter Olympics and its human rights record, in a rare show of dissent......

Russia scrambles to get hotels ready for Sochi Olympics

Large crates of equipment stand unopened outside the entrance to the plush new Swissotel above Sochi as it scrambles to be ready for the start of the Winter Olympics.A bricklayer in a woollen hat......

No discrimination against gays at Sochi Games: Lawmaker

There will be no discrimination against gay people during the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, a Russian lawmaker said on Monday. Former Olympic ice-skating champion Svetlana Zhurova, 42, who......

Gay rights row: U.N. tells Russia to stop discrimination

The U.N. General Assembly called on Wednesday for an international truce during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and urged Moscow "to promote social inclusion without discrimination" amid outrage......

Gay people welcome at Sochi Winter Olympics, says Russia's Putin

President Vladimir Putin, seeking to defuse criticism over his treatment of Russia's gay community, said all people will be welcome in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the 2014 Winter......
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Greek PM Tsipras in tense meeting with Russian patriarch

Greece's avowedly atheist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a tense meeting with the powerful head of Russia's Orthodox Church on Thursday.... ...

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Russian theatre chief gets sack for ‘blasphemous’ opera

Russia’s culture ministry said Monday it fired a theatre director for offending Orthodox believers with a radical staging of a Wagner opera,... ...

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These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space

Astronauts follow some "bizarre" rituals like getting slapped in the face with a cross before going to space. American astronauts, Russian... ...

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Russia sacks theatre chief in 'blasphemous' opera scandal

AFP | Moscow March 30, 2015 Last Updated at 18:57 IST Russia has sacked the head of a Siberian theatre after its radical staging of a Richard... ...

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Points Vatican must chew on

The Pope is currently negotiating with the Italian authorities to end the regime of financial secrecy and promote transparency. But the reign of... ...

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