Tag: Insults to religious feelings

South Osetia Must Join Russian Federation ASAP, North Osetia Mufti Says

May 20, 2014

Staunton, May 20 – Hajimurat haji Gatsalov, the mufti of North Osetia, says Russia and Osetia must “not miss the historic chance” created by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and more quickly to unite the two Osetias into a single federal subject of the Russian Federation as because “the national and cultural social-unity of the people […]

New Law Will Restrict Public Religious Displays

June 12, 2013

The Russian government has approved and submitted a draft law to the State Duma under which the conducting of religious rituals, ceremonies, prayers and religious meetings in public spaces will require the permission of local authorities. Dmitry Medvedev proposed equating such activities with rallies and processions, although rituals can be conducted inside churches, mosques and […]

Artist Accused of Insulting Religious Feelings

June 5, 2013

[Enhanced laws punishing individuals for offenses to religious feeling are being employed against artist Artyom Loskutov, who has been brought up on similar charges several times before for the content of his art. Kommersant reports on his latest offense.–Ed.] Artyom Loskutov, an artist from Novosibirsk known for organizing “Monstration” street art shows, is involved in […]